Centralized Configuration With Cfengine, Part I
"One software package designed to handle select configuration conformity is Cfengine, by Mark Burgess of Oslo University. Cfengine is a distributed convergent configuration management system with a centralized server and a client process on each machine. The purpose of Cfengine is to allow the administrator to create a single centralized system configuration which defines how each host on the network should be configured. An interpreter runs on each client host and parses the centralized configuration, checking the local machine's configuration files against it. If the machine's configuration has diverged from the defined standard, the necessary changes are performed to bring it back into conformity."
(Submitted by Noel Fri May 13, 2005 )
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