Client/Server - please straighten out the terms

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Thu Feb 3 09:26:22 PST 2005

Randy McMurchy wrote:

> I thought the whole point of this discussion was ironing out ways
> to update *many* boxes at one time. Seems it would be a hassle to
> manually download all the packages when it is automated using the
> alfs tool.

True. Except, let's say you're building 20 machines on your LAN. Are you 
going to want each of those machines to go out on the internet and grab 
each package for themselves?  It might make more sense to have 
previously grabbed them yourself and placed them somewhere accessible to 
all on your local network.

Just extending the idea a bit... :)

Jeremy H.

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