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Re: what's cfexecd for? (was cfexecd, FatalError(), leaves cfagent)

From: Chip Seraphine
Subject: Re: what's cfexecd for? (was cfexecd, FatalError(), leaves cfagent)
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 13:55:22 -0500
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On Thursday 07 October 2004 13:48, Will Lowe wrote:
> > I like it.  Of course, I'd be even happier if cfexecd had its own
> > config file-- all my ReturnsZero()s in groups: always fire when
> Why do folks here use cfexecd at all?  In my case, I'm calling cfagent
> from cron -- and I use cfexecd because it's the only way to capture
> output from cfagent and keep cron from mailing it to root.

In my case the reasons are:

1) To take advantage of the output reporting stuff.  No point in reinventing 

2) Because my schedule expressions are fairly complicated; different types of 
machines run at different frequencies at different times of days, and while 
that can be done with cron it would be a PITA to maintain.  Much easier to 
just say "server.!production.chicago_officee.!weekend.!holiday:: 

3) Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?  I have crond watching cfexecd and cfengine 
watching crond.  Crond is pretty bulletproof, but the consequences of a dead 
crond are quite frightening.


Chip Seraphine
Unix Administrator
TradeLink, LLC

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