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Re: Radmind vs CFengine


From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Radmind vs CFengine
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 08:49:06 +0100 (MET)

What you are looking for is a method library. We have tried to
get this kind of thing going many times, without luck.
No one contributes.

M


On 12 Jan, Systems Administrator wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Chip Seraphine wrote:
> 
>> On Friday 09 January 2004 09:16, Wheeler, John wrote:
>> > >  Speaking of which, is there a central repository of sample
>> > > cfengine scripts?  CfPAN anyone?
>> 
> ...
>> 
>> Given that our community is a touch smaller than Perl's, we can probably get 
>> away with a fairly casual structure (at least for a while).
> 
>       I guess my thought was that we could have different configurations 
> for managing different pieces of software, and then just reference them 
> from our other files.  For example, I'd like each of my servers to forward 
> local mail to the main mail server, and to syslog to the central logging 
> server.  Now if I could just install eg. postfix and include 
> postfix-local-forwarding.cf, and put a few parameters elsewhere, which 
> would do the mail forwarding automatically for me, that'd be great.  And 
> if I didn't like postfix, I could use eg. courier-local-forwarding.cf.  
> Whereas if it was a mail server, I would exclude 
> postfix-local-forwarding.cf and include exim-server.cf.  
> 
>       Likewise with installing syslog-ng and stunnel, and then using 
> syslog-local-forwarding.cf or something.  
> 
>       Presumably, though, that isn't the only use that people have for 
> such a central repository.  So it might be a good idea to have one section 
> labelled "by-software", and then have subdirectories for each software 
> from there, and configs that aren't based around a particular piece of 
> software can be stored in another directory.  
> 
>       Anyway, just my usual ramblings...
> 
>       :)
> 



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