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Re: collecting files from remote servers

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: collecting files from remote servers
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 12:47:30 +0100 (MET)

You will be able to do this with a "remote method" in 2.1.1


On 25 Nov, Kurt Lieber wrote:
> I'm using cfengine to deploy an IDS/file integrity checker (samhain) to our
> servers.  This roll out requires a series of steps:
> 1) copy files from the master server to the clients
> 2) run some configuration stuff on the client
> 3) copy one file from the client back to the master server.
> The third step is where I'm having problems.  As far as I can see, there is
> no way to push a local file to a remote server short of resorting to a
> shell command like scp or rsync. 
> The closest I've come to a solution so far is to call cfrun on the local
> client and use -D<some special class> to execute cfagent on the master
> server.  
> I was hoping someone on the list had come up with a better way to do this.
> --kurt

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