well, it was nice getting an update to the local patchsvr that made it
look for new patches by itself rather than having us delete the old database first.
But, now the patch server no longer acts as a patch server, it merely acts as
a proxy. It refuses to cache patches, as soon as they have been sent to
requesting client, they are immediately deleted from the cache. I tried changing
the defaults, no change. Currently want these settings to take effect:
Patch source URL: https://getupdates1.sun.com/
Cache location: /var/sadm/spool/patchsvr
Messages maximum age: 0
Collection maximum age: 1
Patchset maximum age: 0
Detector maximum age: 1
Having non-zero values doesnt seem to help either.
This makes updating a lot of servers taking a LOT of time
and wastes a lot of resources.
Thanks for the heads up. I'm observing the something on my systems. This makes it tough for us who need an air gap between the Internet and our internal servers. Hopefully this is just an oversight on the part of Sun and will be fixed quickly.