Once you apply all the above patches, you should bring your server up to speed.
In the time that I had my RaQ 3 and subsequently with RaQ 4, I have not encountered any crashes or problems. It is actually pretty stable if you ask me, especially when you apply the provided bug fixes.
Sun are not particulary well-known for releasing patches either quickly or intelligently.
For example, when the Apache hole was discovered during the summer (chunks thingy) the Apache project released a patch immediately and Apache continued development. The latest stable release is 1.3.27, while on a RAQ you have to put up with a heavily patched version of 1.3.20
The same could be said about Perl and other things..
the real worry is when you have worms like slapper in the wild. A lot of RAQ users are not 'linuxheads' and don't have the skills to update their boxes, so they run into problems, or get hacked.
Originally posted by roly
on raq 4+ its 1.3.20, RaQ 3 is 1.3.6
True, but you could probably upgrade the version of Apache on a RAQ3 if you used the guide that was published a couple of months ago. One of our sysadmins has been trying to do it on a RAQ4, but so far hasn't succeeded.