As everybody know,the system should be update. So an administrator should be vigilant on the new updates and patches from the vendor. But how do we know there is a patch available in the remote server. Here a way to get notified when an update is available.
[main] # how often to check for new updates (in seconds) run_interval = 3600 # how often to allow checking on request (in seconds) updaterefresh = 600 # how to send notifications (valid: dbus, email, syslog) emit_via = email # who to send the email email_to = firstname.lastname@example.org # who send the notifications email_from = email@example.com # # should we listen via dbus to give out update information/check for # new updates dbus_listener = yes # automatically install updates do_update = no # automatically download updates do_download = no # automatically download deps of updates do_download_deps = no Save and Exit Restart the Yum updater #/etc/init.d/yum-updatesd restart You will be notified when an update is available. Sample Email is as follows. Hi, This is the automatic update system on server.backup.com. There are 2 package updates available. Please run the system updater. Packages available for update: kernel-2.6.18-92.el5 kopete Thank You, Your Computer