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Bcfg2 helps system administrators produce a consistent, reproducible, and verifiable description of their environment, and offers visualization and reporting tools to aid in day-to-day administrative tasks. It is based on an operational model in which the specification can be used to validate and optionally change the state of clients, but in a feature unique to bcfg2 the client's response to the specification can also be used to assess the completeness of the specification. Using this feature, bcfg2 provides an objective measure of how good a job an administrator has done in specifying the configuration of client systems. Bcfg2 is therefore built to help administrators construct an accurate, comprehensive specification. Bcfg2 has been designed from the ground up to support gentle reconciliation between the specification and current client states. It is designed to gracefully cope with manual system modifications. Bcfg2 can also enable the construction of complex change management and deployment strategies.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  09 Jul 2012 20:46

    Release Notes: This is primarily a bugfix release, including a fix for a major security hole in the Trigger plugin which could allow an attacker who had gained root access to a Bcfg2 client to gain access to your Bcfg2 server by using a malformed UUID (CVE-2012-3366). It is recommended that everyone update to 1.2.3 immediately, or disable the Trigger plugin.

    •  04 Apr 2012 12:25

      Release Notes: This is a bugfix release.

      •  28 Jan 2012 12:35

        Release Notes: This is primarily a bugfix release, with over two dozen reported bugs and dozens more unreported bugs fixed. The only significant change from 1.2.0 is that regular expression support in Rules is now optional, and off by default.

        •  15 Dec 2011 09:58

          Release Notes: Packages support for pulp, an updated Web frontend for reports, a new bcfg2-reports package, support for TGenshi/TCheetah in Cfg, a SSLCA plugin for automated SSL certificate generation, Pacman support for Archlinux, new bcfg2-admin modes, a documentation overhaul, a bcfg2-repo-validate rewrite, basic systemd support, probe support for automated handling of JSON, XML, and YAML output, bcfg2-reports enhancements/fixes, a packages plugin rewrite, support for VCS specification/checkout, new SSHbase features, and support for APK packages.

          •  15 Nov 2011 09:08

            Release Notes: A remote command execution security problem was fixed.


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