system autodeath

Jon Masters jcm at
Wed Aug 20 19:09:51 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-08-20 at 14:02 -0500, Jon Ciesla wrote:
> > A friend forwarded me this blog:
> >
> >
> > and I wondered if it would be something to consider for fedora releases.
> >
> > This would NOT be as a default, but as a package you can install, if you
> > wish, to drop the route on your box after whatever expiration date. We
> > can set the release date in a file in the package and key from there.
> I agree that it should not be a default, but if you're not conscientious
> enough to patch, you're not going to be installing this package, either,
> and we're back to the original issue.
> Other than that, it's an intriguing concept.

I guess it is useful in the case that e.g. a sysadmin consciously wants
to remember to remove a system from production/upgrade it after a
certain time but then loses track or it, or whatever else. Not every
environment has centralized tracking and management of systems :)


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