Would there be a good reason for my web host to be using such an old kernel? 2.6.18-348.18.1.el5 .... That isn't even one of the long-term release versions. Something to worry about? Or a "Don't fix it if it ain't broke situation."? -- Any claim that the root of a problem is simple should be treated the same as a claim that the root of a problem is Bigfoot. Simplicity and Bigfoot are found in the real world with about the same frequency. David Wong
Yes, RHEL 5 has and always will be on kernel 2.6.18. Once they pick a kernel they don't change it. What they do though is backport security patches and critical changes such as hardware support from future kernels into their 2.6.18 kernel. They are very strict about this to not break compatibility with anything. -- Verizon FiOS subscriber since 2005 | Mac owner since 1990 | Fedora user since 2006 | CentOS user since 2007 | "Anyone who is unwilling to learn is entitled to absolutely nothing." - graysonf | EDIT: I seldom post without an edit.