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       cfrun - Execute remote cfagents


       /usr/sbin/cfrun [options]


       cfengine  is  a  language  based  system specifically designed for testing and configuring
       unix-like systems attached to a TCP/IP network.

       cfrun is a tool for executing one or more remote agents; it contacts  the  cfservd  daemon
       running on a remote host, which (in turn) starts an authorized agent. Cfrun cannot be used
       to send instructions to a remote agent, but it can be used to flag certain aspects to  the
       agent's existing policy for special attention..

       The  command  line  options  for cfrun are slightly unusual. They are separated into three
       sections: options to the cfrun program, options to the remote cfagent (with some  security
       restrictions) and finally classes or flags to the remote agent.


       cfrun specialhost1 specialhost2 -- --verbose -- solaris

       In  this  example,  we  contact  hosts  specialhost1 specialhost2 by name, and ask them to
       execute cfagent with the --verbose flag, if the class solaris is not defined.

       cfrun specialhost1 --verbose  --  -- solaris

       In this example the verbose flag is sent to cfrun rather than to  the  remote  agent.   No
       options  are  sent  to the remote agents. The class specifier is sent to all the agents so
       that they may determine whether they fulfill the required class membership for execution.

       The default behaviour  is  to  execute  cfagent  serially  on  all  hosts  listed  in  the
       cfrun.hosts file.


       cfrun read a configuration file cfrun.hosts which must contain a list of every potentially
       contactable host.


       Mark Burgess, Oslo University College


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