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Mastering Puppet - Second Edition by Thomas Uphill

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Internet relay chat

If you have an internal Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server, using the IRC report plugin can be useful. This report sends failed catalog compilations to an IRC chat room. You can have this plugin installed on all your catalog workers; each catalog worker will log in to the IRC server and send failed reports. That works very well, but in this example we'll configure a new worker called reports.example.com. It will be configured as though it were a standalone master; the reports machine will need the same package as a regular master (puppetserver). We'll enable the IRC logging mechanism on this server. That way we only have to install the dependencies for the IRC reporter on one master.

The reports server will need certificates signed ...

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