[CentOS] cfengine and crontab

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 21:19:55 UTC 2008


On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 13:36 -0700, nate wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
> 
> >> The file that the document is probably referring to is root's crontab
> 
> This looks informative:
> 
> http://www.cfengine.org/AutonomicCfengine.pdf
> 
> And of course the full reference guide
> 
> http://www.cfengine.org/docs/cfengine-Reference.html
> 
> It'll take time to learn, though before you go much further
> think about whether it's the right tool for you, it's good if
> you have at least a dozen or more systems that share a fairly
> common configuration. Not knowing what your environment is like
> I can't advise for/against a tool like cfengine.
> 
> My environment here is about 300 systems, and my cfengine config
> is about 8000 lines(I'll admit it's a fairly advanced config
> in my opinion at least, been using cfe for about 3 years now).
> Replacing the mess that was built by the people before I started
> this job. What a mess!

Part of our prisons project will be to set up centers with several
servers and about 20 client machines each, in various locations. I'm on
a steep learning curve here. I'm using Project Wonderland (Java) and
picking up pieces here and there (jdk, jetty, or possibly Tomcat, etc.)
when the edges don't match, needs a solution like cfengine. But, it
bombed out with the "Danger! Will Robinson" test from the get-go.
<sighs> That install example was written for Suse. So much for that one.
Starting over again. Ric

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