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Re: Disconnected laptop CFEngine ?


From: Mark Burgess
Subject: Re: Disconnected laptop CFEngine ?
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 10:38:14 +0100
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Quoting David Masterson <address@hidden>:

> Has anyone done anything with CFEngine in an environment where many of your
> systems are (Linux) laptops that are potentially disconnected from your
> network from time to time?  Are there issues associated with it?  What if the
> laptop migrates from place to place (that is, today it's connected to the SJ
> network whereas tomorrow it's connect to the NY network)?
> 
> I'm starting to consider such an environment and wondering about the
> gotchas.
> 
> David Masterson
> Symbol Technologies
> 
> 

I do this with my laptops and there is no real problem. I have my
resolv.conf domain fixed to the College, even when I am at home,
and the only "gotcha" I know of is to make sure there is an open smtp
relay to send mail to. That means I have to use the ISP mail relay
rather than our college one. 

If you can't do that then you should send mail from the system somewhere
else or just keep it in "outouts".

M


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