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Re: copy action trigger another action


From: Nate Campi
Subject: Re: copy action trigger another action
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 11:22:02 -0800
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This sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks Alan.

On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 12:13:14PM -0700, Alan Sparks wrote:
> If I read you right, that's what I do as standard practice.  I use a
> define= on the copy action of a config file (ntp.conf, syslog.conf,
> whatever) that trips a shellcommand for that class to do whatever is
> necessary.
> 
> Works fine.
> -Alan
> 
> On Thu, 2003-01-09 at 09:41, Nate Campi wrote:
> > I'm interested in people's thoughts on whether it would be useful to
> > have successful copies trigger an action. I'm thinking along the lines
> > of sending a HUP to a daemon when it's config file is updated.
> > 
> > With most daemons it is fine to simply HUP every time cfagent runs, but
> > with syslog-over-tcp my connections drop and have to restablish every
> > time the syslog daemon is HUP'd. During the period that the connection
> > is waiting to re-establish (one minute) the buffering logs might
> > overflow and start getting dropped before being sent on to the loghost
> > when the connection is re-established.
> > 
> > I'd imagine I could write a cfengine module to do this, but I'm not much
> > of a programmer and would rather it was implemented in the core and done
> > Right(tm).
> > 
> > Thoughts?
> > -- 
> > Nate Campi   http://www.campin.net 
> > 
> > "A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He 
> > must have time to modify his shape." - Samuel Clemens
> > 
> > 
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