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Re: Turn Off Use of Keys and Encryption

From: Brendan Strejcek
Subject: Re: Turn Off Use of Keys and Encryption
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 14:39:44 -0600
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Jason Martin wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 12:11:46PM -0600, Pletan, Ray wrote:
> > We are implementing cfengine for post server build configuration. I
> > would like to turn OFF the use of keys and encryption to do this.
> > I have been unable to discover how to do this. I have set the
> > encrypt=false flag in my post build configuration files but cfengine
> > still seems to require the use of keys.
> The cfservd mechanism is linked to keys, you can't turn it off. The
> best you could do is have trustkeysfrom set to allow all hosts to be
> trusted, and periodically remove all the host keys from the servers
> ppkeys directory.

Not true. See:

This allows you to configure cfservd to replace keys when necessary.


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The University of Chicago
Department of Computer Science

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