[CentOS] Recommended Configuration Control Software?

Jeremiah Heller jeremiah at itmustbe.com
Mon Oct 27 23:16:58 UTC 2008

On 27 Oct 2008, at 15:56, Jeremiah Heller wrote:

> On 17 Oct 2008, at 09:41, Sean Carolan wrote:
>> We have several dozen production Linux servers and I would like to
>> have better control over what files are changed, by whom, when they
>> were changed, etc.  Because these are all production servers that are
>> in use 24x7, we do not have the luxury of simply doing a clean build,
>> taking md5sums of each file, and then doing fresh installations.  I
>> need a system that can take in-place snapshots of each server's
>> configuration files, store them in some kind of database or text  
>> file,
>> and notify me whenever something changes.
>> I've used tripwire in the past - do you have any other  
>> recommendations
>> for this type of project?
> you might want to look at dconf, from http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/dconf/ 
> . probably not hard to script something to notify you when a new  
> snapshot is taken.
> You can configure dconf to run from cron on an hourly, daily, weekly  
> or monthly basis and, in case of changes, have it send out a mail.

probably easier to read what I posted and see email notification is a  
configurable option :P

> Dconf allows you to go back in time, compare older snapshots,  
> rollback changes or even compare systems with basic text-oriented  
> tools.
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