Abstracts - 12th Systems Administration Conference
Synctree for Single Point Installation, Upgrades, and OS Patches
John Lockard - University of Michigan
Jason Larke - ANS Communications, Inc.
The combination of large networks, frequent operating system
security patches, and software updates can create a daunting task for
a systems administration team. This paper presents a system created to
address these challenges with system security and "uptime" as the
primary concerns. By using a file-form "database," the Synctree
system holds a full network's configuration in an understandable,
secure, location. This paper also compares this system with
previously published works.
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