How to find all Debian managed configuration files which have been changed from the default?
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 ...
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...