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How to check for modified config files on a Debian system?

How to find all Debian managed configuration files which have been changed from the default?
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What tool do you recommend to track changes on a Linux/Unix server

I manage several Linux servers for clients in several roles like email, caching, web serving, filtering, firewalling/routing, and so on. Since I don't own these computers and just provide remote ...
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Advice on Storing /etc in a VCS?

What is the easiest VCS to use to track /etc with? What are the challenges in storing the etc directory in version control, best practices? Should I use a centralized or distributed VCS?
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Identifying changed files on *nix webserver

Looking for some (*nix) software which will build an index of "interesting" files on a server and notify when certain of those files contents are modified, or new files appear. Similar to rkhunter et ...
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Is there a etckeeper equivalent for Windows? AKA Windows config revision-control

I want to make a central config file repository so that I can have the changes to any config under revision control (Mercurial). This will include some GNU/Linux boxes (which will use etckeeper), the ...
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Use git for multiple server configuration files

We have migrated a lot of source code over to git and are very happy with our current solution. We would like to have our server configuration files versioned on the same system, but there are a few ...
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As an admin, what tools do you use to log what you do to your boxes? [closed]

I am more of a linux applications developer than an admin. Over time, I've built servers and maintained them, sometimes to offer services, mostly just to develop the applications I work on. Way back ...
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Using revision control for Windows server configuration?

Does anyone have experience with Puppet or cfengine like setups for a Windows server environment? Is there such a thing? I am looking to track configuration file and file security changes over a ...
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Version-control of configuration files with different home names?

I have recently decided to use a version-control system to share my configuration files between my different linux installs. After reading another thread I found on this subject, I'm planning to do ...
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Lightweight Revision Control for copying config files from a testing server to production server

I am working with EC2, and trying to set up a good system so that I can launch an instance, make changes to a few files (e.g. init scripts), and copy those changes over to the production server, with ...
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Is it worth it to do revision control/puppet/etc. on a single-server-setup?

After reading Using revision control for server configuration files?, I decided to install etckeeper on my server. However, it's a one-server setup, so I only have one physical machine and no load ...
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Sharing an Apache configuration between testing vs. production

I have a personal web site with a slightly nontrivial Apache configuration. I test changes on my personal machine before uploading them to the server. The path to the files on disk and the root URL of ...
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managing multiple machine /etc-s with git using branches. good idea?

went through multiple searches, but couldn't find a question that describes this git branch strategy idea on SU or SF. /etc count is currently < 10. firstly, are there any obvious oversights on ...