During the next couple of weeks, I will be doing operating system updates on most of our servers. As I did last year, I am giving myself more time this time around because I will be doing full OS udpates on many of our servers going from FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE to FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE where it is appropriate. These updates will require a full reinstall of the operating system and software packages we operate with. Most of the servers were upgraded last time around, and this round should finish off the majority of the servers that will be upgraded. Most of our servers are clustered, so these updates should have minimal to no impact on services to customers. Updates for servers that aren't clustered will occur overnight so as to reduce impact to services on our network. The goal is to do updates every 6 months on our servers to make sure we are staying up to date. The last update was done mid-September of 2006. Security updates are updated as they are released and the updates that will happen next week are not because of security issues. Updates that will occur: FreeBSD: clustered inbound greylisting SMTP servers clustered inbound SMTP servers clustered outbound SMTP servers clustered POP/IMAP servers clustered WWW servers clustered NNTP servers master authentication server clustered slave authentication servers primary DNS (domain hosting) servers caching DNS (domain resolution) servers syslog servers legacy BSU web cluster database server legacy backup MX server Solaris: backup servers legacy BSU clustered web servers Windows: billing servers Frontpage, ASP, ASP.NET, MS-SQL, and IIS servers Managed servers: reviewing software and operating system needs Support can be reached Monday thru Friday from 8:00am until 8:00pm, Saturdays from 11:00am until 4:00pm via phone at 612-337-6340, or via email at [log in to unmask] -- Mike Horwath [log in to unmask] ipHouse - Welcome home!