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Old 09-11-2007, 03:56 AM   #1
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synchronize multiple workstation installations

i had heard of some programs, which one can use for synchronizing multiple linux installations. For example:
-i add a host in my network and i do not want to manually edit each /etc/hosts
-i manually install a program in one PC and i don't have time to do the same for the others

Can anyone suggest a program or some keywords for searching?
Old 09-11-2007, 06:32 AM   #2
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Well you could store data that should be the same on all computers on a nfs server. Then you could mount that export and link it to the right location.

On the other hand you could use a distributed shell to execute commands on all computers. Or you could distribute your settings via rpm and upgrade them with a cron job etc. The possibilities are unlimited...

In the first I would try to create a network that can be maintained on a single host. For example if you don't want to maintain your hosts file you could use DNS instead...
Old 09-11-2007, 07:18 AM   #3
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Thanks brianmcgee, but i am looking for a special server-client system. It might be, that i do not want NFS - in the case of NFS, because
-of security reasons
-i want to mirror some basic config files and not mount filesystems,

Thanks anyway.


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