Bug#118726: ITP: cfengine2 -- Tool for configuring and maintaining network machines
Version: N/A; reported 2001-11-08
* Package name : cfengine2
Version : 2.0.a14
Upstream Author : Mark Burgess <email@example.com>
* URL : http://www.cfengine.org/
* License : GPL version 2
Description : Tool for configuring and maintaining network machines
This package contains an ALPHA version of cfengine version 2.
The author claims that it's at least as stable as cfengine 1.6
but your milage may vary.
The main purpose of cfengine is to allow the system administrator
to create a single central file which will define how every host
on a network should be configured.
cfengine is also useful as an interpreter for a general scripting
language for ordinary users. It is handy for tidying up junk files
and for maintaining `watchdog' scripts to manage access rights and
permissions on files when collaborating with other users.
It takes a while to set up cfengine for a network (especially an
already existing network), but once that is done you will wonder
how you ever lived without it!
I've spoken with Tollef Fog Heen, the maintainer of the 'cfengine'
package, and he's happy for me to do this.
[Please Cc me on followups]
Andrew Stribblehill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Systems programmer, IT Service, University of Durham, England