Daemon/Software that takes changes from sql database and applies them to unix config files

Dude Man asked:

I was wondering if there was a unix daemon available that would be capable of something like this:

admin adds an IP entry to a DB;
daemon finds change after wait interval and manipulates ifconfig/config files

I was thinking maybe there is a plugin for cfengine that might be able to do this, but I couldn’t find any. I mean this would be a fairly easy thing to script up in perl, but why re-invent the wheel if theres already something out there that is better than what my limited programming abilities can make.

Lastly, if it worked on FreeBSD that’d be great.

I answered:

Look at puppet and chef. Especially if you have a large number of systems to manage.

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