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Notable characteristics: 1) Works with entire directory hierarchies of files, not just single files. 2) Uses a server configuration file that takes module entries that are similar to those used by rsyncd.conf. 3) Flamethrower is an on-demand system. The multicast of a module is initiated when a client connects, but waits MIN_WAIT (conf file) for other clients to connect. If other clients try to connect after a cast has been initiated, they simply wait until that cast has finished, and catch the next one when it begins. 4) The udpcast package is used as the multicast transport, and offers a gob and a half of tuning parameters.
# # "Flamethrower" # # Copyright (C) 2003 Brian Elliott Finley <email@example.com> # # $Id: README 60 2006-04-18 23:07:43Z dannf $ # What it is: Flamethrower is intended to be an easy to use multicast file distribution system. It was created to add multicast install capabilities to SystemImager, but was designed to be fully functional as a stand-alone package. Nota more»
flamethrower (0.1.8-2) unstable; urgency=low * Fix /tmp symlink attack vector. Closes: #506350 (CVE-2008-5141) * Rebuilding with current toolchain would cause executables to be installed in /usr/local/bin. Fix this by supplying an appropriate SITEPREFIX. * Don't package /usr/lib/flamethrower/auto subtree * Lintian cleanup: - Remove bogus (empty) line in lsb section of initscri more»
This package was debianized by dann frazier <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Tue, 18 Nov 2003 21:55:23 -0700. It was downloaded from http://sf.net/projects/systemimager Upstream Maintainer: Brian Finley <email@example.com> Flamethrower is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2. On Debian GNU/Linux Systems, the full text of the GPL can be found in: /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL more»