[K12OSN] Documenting the Network

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Thu Mar 19 17:05:34 UTC 2009

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:13:11PM -0400, j.w. thomas wrote:
> How do you guys document your networking environment?
> I am the sole admin of a small system, and it just seems bad practice  
> for the sole repository of all that info to be my head.  For one, my  
> head is notoriously unreliable for that sort of thing.  Also, it can't  
> be backed up.
> Right now I have a small setup with a firewall, an ltsp server, five  
> clients, a wireless connection, and a stand-alone workstation.  More to  
> come later (printers, more services, etc).
> I'm planning to fire up an svn server to use as a repo for all the /etc  
> directories on all the machines.  I also have a text file with  
> descriptions of every technical detail I could think to put in it:
> equipment specs, models, location, function, wireless encryption keys,  
> power feeds (i.e., ups or not), ip addresses, services, etc.
I'd use BackupPC to backup all the /etc directories (and /usr/local and
whatever else is important to you).


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