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Re: ssh with cfengine


From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: ssh with cfengine
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 15:45:56 +0100 (MET)

On 15 Mar, Hal Wine wrote:
> Tia,
>  
> I, also, would like to know if cfengine can utilize SSH as a transport
> mechanism.
>  
> For your case, rsync can use SSH, and so can the latest (non Sun) versions
> of rdist. (See, e.g.: http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/security/rsync.html)
> <http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/security/rsync.html)> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tia Rarick [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 14:05
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: FW: 
> 
> 
> I came across your  site and saw that cfengine is something that might help
> me to do what I'm trying to accomplish.  I'm just now getting involved with
> script writing utilizing ssh and other tools.  Trying to find out if anyone
> has done this before, or has any ideas on doing it.  We have approx. 200 Sun
> servers with Solaris 8.  What we want to do is write a script utilizing ssh2
> to update the passwd files on all servers when a password is changed on any
> one of the servers.  We're talking about maybe using rsync.  Any ideas?
>  
> Thanks,
> Tia 
> 
>  
> 
>  


This os something equivalent will be in the next version (2.0.0).
In the mean time, secure copy in cfengine is just as secure, but
not as efficient as rsync, or as convenient as ssh.

Mark

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