How To Re-apply Updates To a Sensor
This document describe the procedure to re-apply updates to sensors.
To re-apply updates follow the the following procedure.
- Use SSH and login to the sensor with the pwnie user account.
sudo suand press Enter, then re-type the password to become superuser.
$ sudo suBASH
rm /opt/pwnix/chef/latest-version-idand press Enter to remove a file indicative of the last update performed.
# rm /opt/pwnix/chef/latest-version-idBASH
rm /opt/pwnix/chef/installed-version-idand press Enter to allow the sensor to attempt updates again within 24 hours of the last update. Note this file may not exist.
# rm /opt/pwnix/chef/installed-version-idBASH
px-system-updateand allow the sensor to update itself.
Do not interfere with the sensor until it is finished and you are returned to the # prompt. Please know it may take the sensor as long as 45 minutes to update.
- After returned to the # prompt and to be sure the sensor is fully up-to-date, repeat steps 4 and 5. This second update will likely take much less time, often less than five minutes.
When finished and returned to the # prompt, and continue with the use of the sensor.
To validate a sensor is up-to-date, type
cat /etc/motdand press Enter, then review the banner displayed specifically looking at the Pwnix Release. Next, review the History of Pwnix Releases.
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