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Re: [SLUG] Most valuable free/OSS software that doesn't exist?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Most valuable free/OSS software that doesn't exist?
- From: Gavin Carr <openfusion@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 14:44:04 +1100
- Organisation: Open Fusion
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On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 02:20:52PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > OTOH, most of the server environments I encounter are much smaller than
> > that; typically 5-15 machines, and usually mostly or all Linux. In this
> > kind of environment I've found cfengine to be overkill - the learning
> > curve for the local admins is just too much to justify the benefits.
> See, 5-15 machines says "one admin" to me. If that one admin has a tightly
> honed deployment / change management solution (for example, cfengine), then
> she won't be overwhelmed when projects (not maintenance or support) start to
> multiply, or when four machines die at once.
> Learning cfengine is challenging, but even for small deployments, there's a
> pretty good saving to be had.
But from cfengine in particular, or from having a "tightly honed deployment /
change management solution" in general? I'm all in favour the latter; it's
the cfengine instance of that solution that I've found a hard sell.
cfengine is sendmail in this space - does everything, but is a dog to learn.
I want a postfix.