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Re: configuration management
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: configuration management
- From: Andreas Kahari <andreas_(_dot_)_kahari_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 16:46:04 +0000
- Reply-to: Andreas Kahari <andreas_(_dot_)_kahari_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 16:58:01 +0100, Han Boetes <han_(_at_)_mijncomputer_(_dot_)_nl> wrote:
> Lester wrote:
> > I maintain a couple of OpenBSD servers with a colleague of mine.
> > We are both busy and sometimes make changes to various config
> > files and don't always have time to let each other know about
> > the change.
> > Is anybody using some type of configuration management system
> > that allows for some monitoring of certain files and can note
> > when changes occur and send emails or post messages to a web
> > page when a change occurs ? Or any suggestions (i.e. scripts)
> > that would do something like this.
> Well... the files in /etc/changelist are checked daily for changes
> and diffs are sent via mail to root...
In a situation where multiple administrators make changes to the
configurations of various pieces of software for various reasons, the
functionality that is provided by the cron job checking the files in
/etc/changelist probably is not enough. One would typically want to
be able look at the history of changes to a file, including
information about who made change and why. CVS would get my vote for
taking care of this. CVS also allows you to keep a repository of
configuration files which could be checked-out on multiple servers.
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