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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.'

"IRC Help" IRC Help channel

"IRC development" IRC development channel

Related Projects



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Only the GPL is a free licence. Explicit permission to link with the OpenSSL library, BerkeleyDB library and and PCRE library.

Leaders and contributors

Mark Burgess Maintainer
David Masterson Contributor
Knut-Havard Aksnes Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/cfengine3
Mailing Listhttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dev-cfengine
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/cfengine2
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/cfengine
Mailing Listhttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/help-cfengine

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 December 2018.


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