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 From:  "Chris Flugstad" <chris at cascadelink dot com>
 To:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Monitor and Manage multiple M0n0's
 Date:  Tue, 4 Apr 2006 18:55:19 -0700
As to the people who responded about editing the xml files.  That is a way 
to do it.  Just very time consuming.  What the question was, was to automate 
and manage remotely.  Editing a file and logging into each and every box 
would take hours, as well as confusion of which boxes you had already logged 
into.  If you had 30 boxes like Lee here, you'd understand why load config 
files manually would suck.

Basically, Im wondering if there is the ability to have a server that could 
issue config files, and to load the m0n0wall with a basic config file which 
would allow it to boot up and accept a new config file.  This would make 
easy for setting up multiple boxes a day.  Also, if you have a change to 
make across the board, on 30-100 boxes, you dont wanna do that manually.  If 
you dont have a problem, you can volunteer to work for me ;)

thanks guys, and keep me posted lee

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Monitor and Manage multiple M0n0's

> From: "Chris Flugstad" <chris at cascadelink dot com>
>>I know people have asked before and I looked through my 7624 email 
>>messages saved from the m0n0wall mailing list and didnt find any thing 
>>that was helping.
>> I have 10 m0n0walls out in the field and now the settings in them are 
>> getting very sophisticated.  One being multiple users and other things. 
>> If i wanted to make users now on all my boxes i'd have to log in and set 
>> them up all manually , or load a new xml config file.  Part of the 
>> problem is, they are all setup different, so i'd have to configure 
>> multiple xml files and it would be cumbersome.  what im looking for is a 
>> management tool that would allow me to make a change, such as the new 
>> users to all m0n0walls, and it would implement that on each box, even 
>> though all the boxes are setup different.
> I was one, and I am pushing 30 boxes out there now.  And if you think 
> users is bad, I just had version control bite me in the backside!  Anyway, 
> after looking a long time, there is nothing at all out there.  I was 
> thinking of building some scripting stuff using the "make something not 
> totally unlike a shell" in m0n0wall, and bash for windows.  That is as far 
> as I have gone. :-)  Time to get a small subgroup of interested people 
> together and work on this?
>                        Lee
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