Sanity check needed on an idea

Tuc tuc at
Sat Apr 23 09:36:48 PDT 2005


	I'm planning on deploying a few servers, each of which will be
doing some same things (Web, mail, etc) and some that will have other
tasks (MRTG, IRRPT, etc).  

	I'm to the point where going to upgrade software or make a config
change on 10 servers gets really annoying. I was looking to do something 
a little different. I know there are other things out there to do this
(cfengine) but wondered if that was alot more than I need.

	I've installed a Promise RM4000 onto a single server, giving me 1TB
of capacity. I want to be able to install software on that machine, and that
one alone, do the upgrades, config changes, etc. My directory structure
would be something like :


	I would then mount this on every machine under /usr/local/SHARED/nfs.
I then make a softlink in /usr/local/shared/bin to 
/usr/local/SHARED/nfs/machineX/bin, /usr/local/shared/etc to
/usr/local/SHARED/nfs/machineX/etc, and so on. 

	If machineX didn't need a different etc/hosts.allow lets say than
a "default" one, I would just link /mnt/machineX/etc/hosts.allow to 
../../etc/hosts.allow . 

	Does this sound too convoluted?

		Thanks, Tuc

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