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Code Propagation ?
From: "Prasad Athawale" <athawale () buffalo edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 12:37:48 -0500

Hi!
 
I wanted to know if someone has heard/knows about an instance of code
propagation, in which the process (some network monitoring daemon etc) would
replicate itself to say a new machine on the network and would function in
the following manner:
 
Situation:
A host which previously did not have such a process legitimately joins the
network, and hence has to adhere to the network policy in effect – which
requires this process to be running on each host.
 
A copy of  the ‘Process’ running on a host (which has to be aware of all
currently joined hosts) – realizes this and ensures a copy of this process
is transferred and implemented on the new host – without the need to
physically touch the machine.
 
Also it might be possible for the sysadmin to maybe conduct system
maintenance tasks on the machines by giving commands etc.
 
Could someone give me some pointers on this? Any practical implementations
etc. that might be known? Techniques which might help? Calling for advice!
 
Thanks in advance,
Prasad.



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