Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Gentoo Auto-Update Scripts


Being a old OpenBSD user, I have grown quite accustom to receiving the daily email outputs from the fantastic /etc/daily, /etc/weekly, and /etc/month cronjobs. Now that I am supporting several Gentoo based servers, I find myself longing for that same system maintenance automation.

To addressed this, I have created a shell script for Gentoo to preform various nightly system administration tasks from a cron job and then email me a report reminiscent of OpenBSD's /etc/daily reports. This script is generic enough to run on all of my Gentoo based boxes. Additionally, since most of the servers I support serve some sort of security function, I've included optional auto-updating for Nikto plugins, Snort signatures, and Nessus plugins.

This script is released AS-IS under the New BSD License and is available from the "Downloads" section of my Google Code page. While I am currently running this script in production environments, it should still be considered Beta. Please feel free to change/add/ improve as you see fit. If anyone would like to contribute, please drop me a comment.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Shardz said...

Handy! (This coming from a OpenBSD and Gentoo user)

Sunday, September 30, 2007 6:47:00 PM  
Blogger Stephen Reese said...

Very nice script!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008 9:01:00 PM  
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Tuesday, July 08, 2008 10:25:00 PM  

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