Provided by: cfengine3_3.6.2-4ubuntu1_amd64
cf-runagent - activate cf-agent on a remote host
cf-runagent [OPTION]... [FILE]
cf-runagent connects to a list of running instances of cf-serverd. It allows foregoing the usual cf-execd schedule to activate cf-agent. Additionally, a user may send classes to be defined on the remote host. Two kinds of classes may be sent: classes to decide on which hosts cf-agent will be started, and classes that the user requests cf-agent should define on execution. The latter type is regulated by cf-serverd's role based access control.
--help, -h Print the help message --background, -b Parallelize connections (50 by default) --debug, -d Enable debugging output --verbose, -v Output verbose information about the behaviour of the agent --dry-run, -n All talk and no action mode - make no changes, only inform of promises not kept --version, -V Output the version of the software --file, -f Specify an alternative input file than the default --define-class, -D Define a list of comma separated classes to be sent to a remote agent --select-class, -s Define a list of comma separated classes to be used to select remote agents by constraint --inform, -I Print basic information about changes made to the system, i.e. promises repaired --remote-options, -o Pass options to a remote server process --diagnostic, -x Activate internal diagnostics (developers only) --hail, -H Hail the following comma-separated lists of hosts, overriding default list --interactive, -i Enable interactive mode for key trust --timeout, -t Connection timeout, seconds --legacy-output, -l Use legacy output format --color, -C Enable colorized output. Possible values: 'always', 'auto', 'never'. If option is used, the default value is 'auto'
CFEngine provides automated configuration management of large-scale computer systems. A system administrator describes the desired state of a system using CFEngine policy code. The program cf-agent reads policy code and attempts to bring the current system state to the desired state described. Policy code is downloaded by cf-agent from a cf-serverd daemon. The daemon cf-execd is responsible for running cf-agent periodically. Documentation for CFEngine is available at http://cfengine.com/documentation/.
CFEngine is built on principles from promise theory, proposed by Mark Burgess in 2004. Promise theory is a model of voluntary cooperation between individual, autonomous actors or agents who publish their intentions to one another in the form of promises. A promise is a declaration of intent whose purpose is to increase the recipient's certainty about a claim of past, present or future behaviour. For a promise to increase certainty, the recipient needs to trust the promiser, but trust can also be built on the verification that previous promises have been kept, thus trust plays a symbiotic relationship with promises. For an introduction to promise theory, please see http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.3294/
cf-runagent is part of CFEngine. Binary packages may be downloaded from http://cfengine.com/downloads/. The source code is available at http://github.com/cfengine/
Please see the public bug-tracker at http://bug.cfengine.com/. GitHub pull-requests may be submitted to http://github.com/cfengine/core/.
cf-promises(8), cf-agent(8), cf-serverd(8), cf-execd(8), cf-monitord(8), cf-runagent(8), cf-key(8)
Mark Burgess and CFEngine AS