Difference between revisions of "Cfengine"

From Free Software Directory
Jump to: navigation, search
m (added gnu package identifier. edited homepage)
(the newer tarballs have non-freeness issues.)
Line 9: Line 9:
|Related projects=Alist,Cron,Inetutils,PIKT
|Related projects=Alist,Cron,Inetutils,PIKT
|Keywords=administration,configuration,classes,cron,bsd,System 5
|Keywords=administration,configuration,classes,cron,bsd,System 5
|Version identifier=3.0.5
|Version identifier=2.0.6
|Version date=2010-07-05
|Version date=2003/04/08
|Version status=stable
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://www.cfengine.org/tarballs/download.php?file=cfengine-3.0.5p1.tar.gz
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/cfengine/cfengine-2.0.6.tar.gz
|Last review by=Janet Casey
|Last review by=Andrew Engelbrecht
|Last review date=2010-08-23
|Last review date=2012/10/15
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Submitted date=2011-04-01

Latest revision as of 14:53, 15 October 2012



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.'


User 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

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:cfengine


Download version 2.0.6 (stable)
released on 8 April 2003


Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins23 August 2010

Leaders and contributors

David Masterson Contributor
Knut-Havard Aksnes Contributor
Mark Burgess Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,DeveloperE-mailmailto:bug-cfengine@gnu.org

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 15 October 2012.


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.