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Re: running cfengine across firewall

From: Tim Nelson
Subject: Re: running cfengine across firewall
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 10:57:05 +1100 (EST)

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, 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.

Just to clear things up, I had two cfengine servers. Internal pushed to external, and internal clients pulled from internal server, and external clients pulled from external server (via cfengine, which I trust almost as much as ssh). But I wasn't getting data back (that could've been done by a pull from the server), I was distributing configs.


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