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Re: Managing a network of Debian machines?

Nelson Minar (nelson@media.mit.edu) wrote:
: run the package upgrade command on every machine.
: One solution would be to automate the package updates, run a cron job
: on all machines that keep them in sync with some master list of
: package versions. This isn't very efficient, but would be acceptable.
: Does someone have such a script for Debian?

Use rdist. It's a tool to syncronise filesystems of different systems.
Updating only one master system and setting up a cron job to update the
other systems is quite easy. You can specify files (and groups of files)
that should not get updated (e.g. network initialization and ip address)

It works even over the secure ssh.


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