[lug] System configuration files

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Wed Jul 30 11:24:47 MDT 2003

Paul E Condon wrote:

> While you are creating a new distribution, it might seem that config
> data is always changing, and thus should be in /var. But tuning config
> is usually not the primary activity of a functioning data center.

VERY good point.

I can copy all of /etc around between identically configured machines, 
edit network configuration items and hostname information and pretty 
much know the other machine will work in a data center environment. 
Many of the files in /etc can be "pushed" from a central config file so 
they're all the same...

/var -- no way.  Typically can't do that.  And /var/log ?  Ick.

Nate Duehr, nate at natetech.com

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