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

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:

		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

		backup servers
		legacy BSU clustered web servers

		billing servers
		Frontpage, ASP, ASP.NET, MS-SQL, and IIS servers

	Managed servers:
		reviewing software and operating system needs

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