Generating E-mail when Solaris security patches are available

I wrote about pca a few weeks back, and absolutely love the capabilities it brings to the table. To keep my servers up date with the latest security patches, I added the following cron job to extract security patches from the pca output, and E-mail them to my account:

0 0 * * * pca -l | awk '$5 ~ /S/ { print $0}' | mailx -s "Security updates for $HOSTNAME" root

This works pretty well, and I now get E-mailed when security patches are available.

This article was posted by Matty on 2006-08-09 14:37:00 -0400 EDT