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radmind is a suite of Unix command-line tools and a server designed to remotely administer the file systems of multiple Unix machines. At its core, radmind operates as a tripwire. It is able to detect changes to any managed filesystem object, e.g. files, directories, links, etc. However, radmind goes further than just integrity checking: once a change is detected, radmind can optionally reverse the change. Each managed machine may have its own loadset composed of multiple, layered overloads. This allows, for example, the operating system to be described separately from applications. Loadsets are stored on a remote server. By updating a loadset on the server, changes can be pushed to managed machines.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  14 Jan 2008 18:25

    Release Notes: This release fixes port failover on Mac OS X 10.5 clients. Exclude patterns now support escape sequences [Bug 1856125]. fsdiff's man page includes a clarification of exclude behavior.

    •  18 Dec 2007 06:23

      Release Notes: This release added support for excluding filesystem objects based on administrator-defined wildcard patterns. The default server port has also been changed to 6222 in accordance with the IANA Radmind port registration. The client tools try 6222 by default, and fail over to the legacy port 6662 if the first connection fails. Numerous minor fixes are also included.

      •  31 Aug 2007 17:17

        Release Notes: This release adds a -C option to lapply that will create missing intermediate directories.

        •  23 May 2007 20:57

          Release Notes: This release fixes a bug where lapply -n would attempt to report events to the server. is using the echo binary for portability. Multiple spelling mistakes in man pages have been corrected.

          •  29 Sep 2006 07:05

            Release Notes: fsdiff does not checksum files that are going to be deleted. Additional wildcard patterns for the configuration file were added. Updated DNSServiceDiscovery APIs are used.


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