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Introduction to cfengine

Cfengine, or the configuration engine is an agent/software robot and a high level policy language for building expert systems to administrate and configure large computer networks. Cfengine uses the idea of classes and a primitive intelligence to define and automate the configuration and maintenance of system state, for small to huge configurations. Cfengine is designed to be a part of a computer immune system, and can be thought of as a gaming agent.

cfengine is a GNU software package, written by Mark Burgess <>.

Downloading cfengine

cfengine can be found on or one of the mirrors.

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