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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 23:55:59 +0100 (MET)

netconfig in the action sequence comprises the interface
configuration. Here there is an "Old way to do it" and a
"new way to do it" (see docs). The fact that the actionsequence
name does not match the interfaces seciton is a historical
quirk, because I orginally solved the problem poorly and ended
up rewriting something better.


On 23 Jan, Systems Administrator wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 address@hidden wrote:
>> All of these are possible and documented in cfengine.
>       Hmm.  Well, I couldn't figure out how to do them (except the 
> service management thing, maybe).  Maybe I still don't understand cfengine 
> in spite of ongoing perusal of the documentation, although I like to think 
> I'm getting a bit of a feel for it.  
>> > -  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'm guessing I'd be looking at something like:
> -----
> interfaces:
>          "eth0:0" netmask= broadcast=ones
> -----
>       ...or maybe the mysterious netconfig command.  But that 
> interfaces section there doesn't let you specify an address.  
>       I note that you can specify "netconfig" in the action sequence.  
> Is there a corresponding undocumented "netconfig:" section of the config
> file, or does it just figure this out from other info?  
>> > -  Disks: I wanted basically just to:
>> >    -       Be alerted when a disk is more than 80% full
>       Sorry, I left one out of the comment here -- I also wanted to have 
> cfengine figure out which filesystems exist, rather than me having to 
> specify them all in the cfengine config.  Is it still possible?  
>> >    -       Be able to set fstab options
>       Does this require editfiles, or is it possible another way?  
>> >    ...and I wanted to be able to do this for non-NFS filesystems
>       Thanks,

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