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Abstracts - 12th Systems Administration Conference (LISA '98)

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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