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Title:Towards a High-Level Machine Configuration System
Authors: Paul Anderson
Date:Nov 1994
Publication Title:Proceedings of LISA 1994 (Large Installations Systems Administration Conference)
Publication Type:Conference Paper Publication Status:Published
This paper presents a machine configuration system which stores all configuration parameters in a central database. The system is dynamic in the sense that machines reconfigure themselves to reflect any changes in the database whenever they are rebooted. The use of a central database allows configurations to be validated, and correct configurations to be automatically generated from policy rules and high-level descriptions of the network. A permanent record of every machine configuration is always available and the system is extensible to handle configuration of new subsystems in a modular way. The paper includes a review of previously published work and common techniques for cloning and configuring workstations.
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author = { Paul Anderson },
title = {Towards a High-Level Machine Configuration System},
book title = {Proceedings of LISA 1994 (Large Installations Systems Administration Conference)},
publisher = {USENIX},
year = 1994,
month = {Nov},
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