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Re: running cfengine across firewall


From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: running cfengine across firewall
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 08:38:51 +0100 (MET)

I know that many folks think like this -- is it safe to open
your firewall? But do you have any reason that your firewall
software has any fewer bugs than cfengine might have? ;)

Ask youself *why* you don't want to open your firewall.

Mark

On 31 Jan, Tim Nelson wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Jan 2005, Russell Adams wrote:
> 
>> Perhaps we should compare notes. ;]
>>
>> Then again, I should clarify. I only use rsync/ssh to transfer data
>> back from my hosts, not to copy to them.
>>
>> Updates via rsync/ssh is a push type of solution, which I experimented
>> with only briefly. I preferred pull vs push, and worked out another
>> method using signed, per-host tarballs on a webserver.
> 
>       I agree that pull is better, but I didn't want to open my firewall 
> :).  So I used push in this one case.
> 
>       :)
> 



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