Maintains configuration of a heterogenous UNIX network
Intended for sys admins, cfengine is a tool for setting up and maintaining BSD and System 5-like operating systems optionally attached to a TCP/IP network. The program focuses on a few key areas that scripts tend to mishandle. From a single configuration files (or set of files) you specify, using classes, your network configuration; cfengine then parses the file and carries out the instructions, warning you about errors (or fixing them) as it goes. You can think of cfengine as a very high level language, higher than Perl or shell: a single command can result in many hundreds of operations being performed on multiple hosts. You can also use it as a net-wide front end for 'cron.'
DocumentationUser reference manual available in HTML, PDF, PostScript from http://www.iu.hio.no/cfengine/documentation.phtml; User tutorial available in HTML, PDF, PostScript from http://www.iu.hio.no/cfengine/documentation.phtml
released on 8 April 2003
23 August 2010
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