As any sys-admin, even though it´s more a hobby for me, i have to struggle with updates from time to time.
On this box the slightly outdated debian squeeze is running, and after the lately security vulns i learned a nice lesson which might be useful for some of you.
I assume, Debian Squeeze does not backport all the fancy security fixes unless you add the LTS repos to your apt/sources.list
To get LongTermSupport, add these two lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list
`ed Plaintext code for /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ squeeze-lts main contrib non-free
deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian/ squeeze-lts main contrib non-free
After some upgrades i have rebooted the box yesterday.
So in case some people pondered about the short downtime, the answer is right here