NIS?

Steven Timm timm at fnal.gov
Fri Oct 5 10:36:12 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.
>
Is there some way to inhibit the sync if for some reason all
workstations end up rebooting at once?  Also, any way to force it
manually?

Steve



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