Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

May 27, 2013 6:47 am


When one is better than many: for SUSE, security is not an afterthought

A couple of weeks ago I ran into an article on Heise Security (German) quoting the newest Security Report for Germany from Secunia. An English version that links to the report for the UK can be found on The H Open. One of the key findings of those reports is that the average computer user […]

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By: smflood

April 11, 2013 10:21 am


zypper equivalent of "rug history" command

Do you remember the "rug history" command that you could use to list (and search through) previously installed packages? With rug you could use the "rug history" command to list previously installed packages but strangely this command is missing from zypper. The good news is that whilst there is no 'zypper history' command, […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

August 11, 2012 3:33 pm


SUSE and UPW team up to help you stay compliant

SUSE Linux Enterprise has a nice track record of being the secure operating system platform that you can trust for your most mission-critical applications. Our engineers and our security team ensure that the presets we chose are secure by default, and our "Security Center and Hardening" module in the YaST configuration management tool offers […]

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By: khurni

December 16, 2010 4:42 pm


Ensuring files for patches are accurate in SMT

We recently ran into a situation where all of our SLES 10 SP3 and OES2 SP2 servers that had been upgraded (from SLES 10 SP2 or OES2 SP1 respectively) failed to apply all the post patches via our SMT server. We would right-click on the ZMD icon, apply the patches and all we would receive […]

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By: hvermeulen

December 17, 2008 11:20 am


Advanced Patch Management Using the New Subscription Management Tool (SMT)

This AppNote will describe how you can add additional patch environments to SMT. An increasing number of companies have their systems divided over a test, acceptance and production environment. Patches and updates should be provided to those environments in turn. In other words, a single test environment is not enough, additional staging environments are required. […]

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By: ataschner

August 15, 2008 11:50 am


Keep your SUSE Linux Desktops, Servers and OES Servers Updated with Subscription Management Tool for SUSE Linux Enterprise

You don't want to let/have all your machines connect to Novell Customer Center to register and retrieve updates for bandwidth and / or security reasons. You have servers or desktops in isolated networks that are difficult to update without having to invent your own update management solutions. You are using the the "yup" (Yum […]

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By: cseader

April 21, 2008 5:06 pm


ZLM Lab Guide..New Version 1.1

Requested by popularity I have finally gotten around to updating this document here to add steps for the md5sum's of the RPM's and the gpg signing of the YaST repository in Appendix A. Please have a look at this document if you are running SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 and are using ZLM as your patch […]

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