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Getting Started With CFEngine's cfagent.conf On Linux And Unix

Mar 20, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"So far, in my usage, I've come nowhere near the boundaries that cfengine can reach. I don't even know, for sure, what those boundaries are, since (as a side effect of not using it to its fullest potential) I've never fully tested its limitations.

"That being what it is (and that is what it's being ;), today we're going to look at a skeleton of a configuration file for the cfagent program (part of cfengine, along with cfenvd, cfrun, etc). The cfagent program will allow you to hit the ground running and begin to see what cfengine can do for you. We're assuming that you've already installed cfengine, which you can download from cfengine.org or, if you're running a Linux distro, odds are there are packages available for your OS. That means that installation could just be a command away ("rpm -i cfengineXXXX.i386.rpm" or something like that). If you do need to build it from source, we'll be sure to address that in a future post on this blog. For now, we'll just assume it's already been installed, you can install it or you can find someone who'll install it for you. Whatever works for you. We'll wait ;)"

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