[CentOS] Keeping iptables in sync across multiple machines

Marcus Moeller mail at marcus-moeller.de
Mon Nov 2 19:09:52 UTC 2009

Dear Mark,

>> ...
>>> So, what I am looking for really is feedback on what people are using in
>>> the wild on multiple machines, and bonus points for people who only use
>>> tools and mechanisms already built into the CentOS [base] repo.
>> We are using Spacewalk to manage /etc/sysconfig/iptables files. The
>> files are version controlled with the integrated config management
>> tool. As SW does not (yet) support depended command execution, we are
>> using remote command execution through osad to reload iptables,
>> afterwards.
> <snip>
> So, what version is Spacewalk up to? When I installed it this past spring, it
> was version 0.4, and I upgraded to 0.5, which had just been released, the week
> before my contract ended the end of April.
> *I* would *never* put something that was under 1.0 (actually, 1.0.1) into
> production.

0.6 is quite okay, but we are using a standalone Oracle instead of XE.

Besides that you can always buy a Satellite Server if you need a
proven enterprise management system. We are using both products in our

Best Regards

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