I use 'rsync' combined with 'ssh'.  This allows for secure transmission
between the servers and rsync is a more advanced version of rdist (plus it
uses the ssh stuff for security.)

rysnc:

http://rsync.samba.org

ssh:

http://www.cs.hut.fi/ssh

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Aaron Holtz
ComNet Inc.
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On Mar 22, Jay West molded the electrons to say....

>Greetings!
>
>We have two radiator servers, each is independent but the configurations and
>user files are identical. Our NAS is setup to query the first, and if there
>is no reply to query the second. In this way, if one server fails the other
>is available to respond.
>
>Is there a slick neato way to sync up the users file between the two? It's a
>pain to have to add new users in two places. We'd prefer to not have one
>spot (like a remote SQL database, etc.) because this introduces a single
>point of failure. The first method that comes to mind is setting up a cron
>job to rcp or ftp the users file on one machine or the other. We're not
>crazy about allowing rcp or ftp into our radius servers though... Is there
>another method anyone has found?
>
>Jay West
>
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