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Re: Config files

From: Alexander Mattausch
Subject: Re: Config files
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 13:58:58 +0100
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Richard Arends wrote:

On 22 Mar 2002, Adrian Phillips wrote:

It really depends. For files which I significantly different using
copy is probably a wise choice; but if you have a file which all
clients need with one line different then editfiles is probably the
way to go,

Yes, that's true, but i'm also want to use it if some fucked something and
then copy is probably the best option.

For example:

{ /etc/pam.d/login
 AppendIfNoSuchLine "password required retry=3 minlen=8 difok=4"

And someone who isn't that smart, put the following in /etc/pam.d/login:
password required retry=30 minlen=3 difok=4"

Now my 'AppendIfNoSuchLine' wil not match and i have 2 line's for the same
configuration option. In cases like this, copy is the best thing i

PAM config files are not that long, so you can easily create them from scratch with editfiles:

{ /etc/pam.d/login
 Append "blabla"
 Append "blablabla"
 BeginGroupIfNotDefined "DumbUserHost"
  Append "password required retry=3 minlen=8 difok=4"
 BeginGroupIfDefined "DumbUserHost"
  Append "password required retry=30 minlen=8 difok=4"

"BeginGroupIfDefined" works with cfengine 2, I can send you a patch if you need it in 1.6.3.


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