Distribute named.conf

Mike Hoskins (michoski) michoski at cisco.com
Thu Jan 3 19:45:29 UTC 2013

-----Original Message-----

From: "WBrown at e1b.org" <WBrown at e1b.org>
Date: Thursday, January 3, 2013 2:29 PM
To: "bind-users at lists.isc.org" <bind-users at lists.isc.org>
Subject: Re: Distribute named.conf

>How does Puppet compare to Ansible?  http://ansible.cc/

Thanks for sharing, first I'd heard of it...

>From a quick glance (in a rush atm), it seems ansible uses SSH and PUSH
whereas cfengine/puppet use TLS/SSL and PULL.  In general, scaling is
easier with non-SSH approaches built around PULL.

That said, Puppet is not scalable out of the box (unlike cfengine's
server, though you still need to tune several knobs there) -- but it's not
intended to be, a common mis-conception.  The bulit-in webrick server is
for development only, and building the more scalable web services
infrastructure (apache, passenger) is not as difficult as it first seems.
Many folks also run without a puppetmaster (masterless/nodeless).

It'd been awhile since I'd checked, but I see ansible is not listed here
(in case others haven't seen the master table):


I highly advise anyone new to configuraton management to setup some
virtual machines and play with as many solutions as time permits...they
each have interesting features, and no one solution will work for everyone

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