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Re: Other possible cfengine weak areas?

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Other possible cfengine weak areas?
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 23:46:47 +0100 (MET)

Interfaces does not try to fix the files, but configres the interface
like ifconfig.


On 22 Jan, Wheeler, John wrote:
>> On 22 Jan, Jamie Wilkinson wrote:
>> > This one time, at band camp, Systems Administrator wrote:
>> >>-  Network interface setup.  I wanted to be able to set up multiple
>> >>   virtual network interfaces with different IPs, based on the
>> >>   primary IP.  I integrated this into the Package Management
>> >>   software above, since it already had a hosts table, and just
>> >>   needed an Interfaces table
>> >
>> > I did this with a hideous amount of editfiles which I should
> probably
>> > script; it's very prone to errors and generates a lot of stress when
>> > people edit.
>> interfaces: ?
> [Wheeler, John] 
> I've always wanted to monkey with the "interfaces" directive. It doesn't
> appear that this function updates the relevant file necessary to survive
> reboot. I didn't want to have configuration information in multiple
> places like ifcfg-eth0 as well as embedded in my config files so I chose
> to forgo its usage optimizing on data normalization instead.
> Does anyone use this?

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