"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 ;)"