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Manual Reference Pages  -  CONFSYNC (8)

NAME

confsync - configuration syncer

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Security Considerations
See Also
Authors

SYNOPSIS

confsync [-f] [-s] [-d] [-q] confsync -h

DESCRIPTION

The confsync utility is designed to be run from cron(8) to allow managed hosts to sync the latest configurations from the repository. confsync is effectively a confman commit operation without the overhead of a working copy.

If the system is already up to date, confsync will exit without making any changes. This behavior can be overridden with the -f option, which will force confsync to run even if the system revision equals the tar revision. This is useful when files are known to have been modified on the live filesystem. Note that the -f option cannot be used to sync a tar revision less than the system revision.

The -s option will cause confsync to run in sleep mode. In this mode, confsync will sleep for CONF_SYNC_SLEEP seconds before executing. This can be used to stagger the execution of confsync across multiple managed hosts.

The -d option can be used to print additional debugging information. The -q can be used to quiet the log messages by suppressing the "System is up to date" messages.

When launched with -h , confsync will display the usage statement and exit.

The use of confsync requires the use of confexport(8) and that CONF_EXPORT_URI be defined in confman.conf(5).

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS

Currently, confsync does no verification on the export file. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you configure confsync to fetch the export using a protocol that is secure against man-in-the-middle and other nasty attacks, such as scp(1), or https.

SEE ALSO

confman(8), confexport(8), confman.conf(5), cron(8)

AUTHORS


.An Chris Cowart Aq ccowart@timesinks.net
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