[nycbug-talk] enterprise bsd
Tue Mar 8 17:59:11 EST 2005
On Mar 8, 2005, at 3:51 PM, Bjorn Nelson wrote:
> We have some redhat machines at work and I have been starting to use
> the up2date and rhn services. I am impressed with the ease of
> applying security updates and it made me wonder what comparable things
> are available to the freebsd (or bsd in general) realm. For freebsd,
> I already have an internal cvsup server, I use portupgrade, have
> exported /usr/ports/distfiles, debated an export of /usr/ports and
> /usr/src, have looked at freebsd-update, debated an export of all of
> /usr. I am trying to find a way to manage a large amount of machines
> from one place. I probably could just write something that sends
> pkg_version output somewhere and then I parse that, but is there
> something already built? What have you guys and gals found favorable?
> Can anyone recommend the freebsd-update? Are the sources
We're using radmind, http://www.radmind.org or
/usr/ports/sysutils/radmind to distribute changes to systems. It's a
mechanism for layering filesystem changes. This works out really well
as a total system management solution, we're using it to distribute the
full OS, OS upgrades, packages and configuration files.
I've been managing systems using radmind for over a year now without
any problems. It's also great for disaster recovery, just
backup/replicate your radmind server and you're done.
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