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Re: Security of CFINPUTS

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Security of CFINPUTS
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 12:47:21 +0200 (MET DST)

On 15 May, Julien Brouchier wrote:
> wrote:
>> I am planning to make a change in cfengine 2 whereby, if CFINPUTS
>> is not set, cfengine will look for input files in /var/cfengine/inputs.
>> (/var/run/cfengine is deprecated, since some OSes clear /var/run
>> on reboot)
>       I always thought that /var/SOMEPROGNAME is somewhat wrong, Why 
> would'nt you use /var/lib/cfengine ?

This is an eternal discussion, but /var/lib doesn't actually
exist on all systems. On the other hand, one has /var/cron ..
which also...doesn't exist on all systems...
What a mess Unix is. Let's not try to tidy it up ;-)


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