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Re: Pulling files from all hosts to one host.


From: Mark Burgess
Subject: Re: Pulling files from all hosts to one host.
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 07:06:14 +0200 (MEST)

Copy does iterate...?

M

> 
> One of the things I want to achieve in my infrastructure is to have a
> central host where log reports are gathered from the rest of the
> machines.
> 
> Now, I can't afford to have these reports tampered with in flight, and I
> can't afford to reveal the content of the reports in transit. Worse, I
> need to ensure that as much as possible can be recovered from them if
> they are tampered with...
> 
> 
> So, since I already have this nice, big web of trust with cfengine
> handing around I wanted to use that to pull the reports from the client
> machines.
> 
> My first through was to iterate over a list of all hosts in a copy
> command, but that can't be done; copy doesn't iterate.
> 
> After a bunch of reading and thinking, the best I can come up with is to
> write a shell script that gets called with iteration, and to have that
> script invoke cfengine with a custom-generated config file from that.
> 
> 
> Can anyone suggest a better way of doing this?  I would rather avoid
> introducing another trust layer if I can avoid it, since that's a real
> PITA to manage.
> 
>      Daniel
> 
> -- 
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>         -- George Washington Carver
> 
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