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Old 07-31-2010, 01:05 AM   #1
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Centrally Control several ubuntu machines

Hello everybody....

I have several (say, 50) machines running ubuntu.
I want them to be centrally controlled.
That is, each machine should get permit from central machine before
installing any software etc.
I googled quite a lot but could not find the solution...

Is there any solution for this...?
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Preventing the install of software is easy. The operation can only be performed by an administrative user with sudo capability. Control who has access to this capacity and perform any updates or installs remotely via SSH or remote desktop.

Bear in mind, that as the old saying goes, physical access equals root access. If you really want to prevent this from happening you will need to physically lock the machine down too: eliminate recovery boot, prevent bios changes, lock the case, etc.


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