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Re: central administration techniques

* nrvale0 

| > maybe have a look at cfengine?
| > or apt-cache search / freshmeat / google for other options
| I was down this road just a few months ago. cfengine is nice except
| that the author doesn't believe that 'administrative information' is
| something that should be protected and thus has no plans to move from
| rsh to an SSH tunnel or SSL. Imagine syncing /etc/shadow or some other
| information that should be kept secret over RSH. Yuck. 

This is not true.  There is a reason why cfengine is in non-us now.
And cfengine has never used rsh, it uses cfd over SSL (or you can use
cfd without SSL).

Tollef Fog Heen
Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are.

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