A script that I had been using for sometime to update my Gentoo servers needed a few additions in my opinion. I spoke to the original developer of the script and he allowed me to make additions to the script and post them here on Google’s code hosting server. The following is a basic description of the script. So if you’re looking for something to update your Gentoo boxes then cruise over and pickup a copy.
“Shell script for Gentoo Linux to preform nightly system administration tasks from a cron job. This is reminiscent of OpenBSD’s /etc/daily, weekly, monthly scripts. Includes auto updating for Nikto, Snort sigs, and Nessus plugins. Also includes MySQL dump support, file system backups, and remote backups via SSH/rysnc.”