thoughts on synchronizing config between failover partners

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Wed Oct 18 16:23:35 UTC 2006

Aaron Bennett wrote:

>  > i use rsync over ssh seems to work well.

>Sure, but then you need to allow root ssh & either type the root
>password or use a pass-phraseless ssh key.

Not necessarily.

You can configure rsync quite securely (lookup rsync as a daemon) and 
set things up so that when you edit a config file, it can then be 
copied over automatically. A script on the other host can notice an 
updated file and test/install it.

You can apply the same process locally as well if you want to avoid 
giving the admin guys root access.

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