Reply to post: Re: Fear

How do you feel about single-use plastics? OK, interesting. Now tell us your views on surprise Windows updates

diguz

Re: Fear

the solution is pretty simple: edit the hosts file so that the *critical* machines think that windows updates are downloaded from 127.0.0.1

i was thinking about doing that to a print server a cuople years ago, before i got the greenlight to just use CUPS (we lost the scanner - i was too young and naive to know about SANE - but hey, at least it wasn't rebooting every couple hours).

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