Andrew Stribblehill, University of Durham

Cfengine is a mature system configuration scripting language, ideal for managing a large-scale heterogeneous set of Unix hosts.

I shall briefly describe its philosophy - the principle of convergence - in which a number of fail-safe actions are written, to transform a host to the preferred state.

Examples will include scripted process management, file manipulation, time-randomised checksum and SUID-checking actions.

Once you've been convinced to use it, I'll show how you can deploy it for both routine and ad-hoc invocation.

Finally we will look into the near future of Cfengine development.

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