NIS?

Greg Lindahl lindahl at conservativecomputer.com
Fri Oct 5 10:23:34 EDT 2001


On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 08:28:56AM -0500, Steven Timm wrote:

> The rsync script is a good idea and something we are thinking
> of implementing--only problem is...how do you handle the
> situation when a node happens to be down during a push?

FSL uses the same generic mechanism that I use to keep all files in
sync. This means that when a node boots, it syncs before it returns to
service. There are many files that you want to maintain in synch (like
/etc/hosts.allow) which don't go in NIS. I would assume that systems
like "cfengine" (which the sysadmin community uses to keep
workstations configured) also do that.

Scyld's Beowulf2 system transfers that information from the master
node as needed, so it's never out of sync.

greg


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