Thursday, 16 February 2012

Server Security Tips | Update Ubuntu 10.04

Sever Security Tips: Update and Upgrade Ubuntu

The reason I chose to use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS support is due to the fact it has been out for a while, it is very secure, and there have been a number of updates which patch potential security holes.

However, it's never safe to assume that the version your server has provided is the most upto date version - in fact it would be safe to assume it isn't.
So nezt up on my to do list is to update and upgrade Ubuntu using the two commands "sudo apt-get update" and "sudo apt-get upgrade".
The "apt-get update" command actually updates the APT package index meaning it will download the most up to date packages. Then I am good to go ahead and run the "apt-get upgrade" command to upgrade the system.
With an older version of Ubuntu such as 10.04, there will be quite a bit of updating to do, but that's a good sign - it means the system will be more secure.
Short and sweet.

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