[Beowulf] Security issues

Matt Lawrence matt at technoronin.com
Sat Oct 25 00:01:28 EDT 2008

On Fri, 24 Oct 2008, Alan Ward wrote:

> Perhaps an alternative way to go for a cluster install disk would be a 
> bog standard Debian/Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu boot iso image, with a 
> customized install script that pulls in a suplementary set of packages 
> over the network and does some extra configuration (NFS server, PXE 
> server etc).

Close.  I recommend a very short and simple script that installs a 
configuration management system such as Puppet, cfengine or bcfg2 and then 
those do all the other work.  Once the infrastructure is set up, it is 
very easy to do with CentOS and kickstart.

> PS: Kubuntu is what I use on my eeePC ;-)

I had problems with it so I installed xubuntu and then added the KDE 
packages.  Not bad, but I would prefer to run CentOS since all of the 
other systems I admin run it.  And, no, I am not trying to fan a distro 
flamewar, I'm just giving my reason for preferring it over any other.

-- Matt
It's not what I know that counts.
It's what I can remember in time to use.
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