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Puppet Essentials by Felix Frank

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Chapter 3. A Peek Under the Hood – Facts, Types, and Providers

So far in this book, you have primarily done practical things—writing manifests, setting up a master, agents, Passenger, and so forth. Before you are introduced to the missing language concepts that you will need to use Puppet effectively for bigger projects, there is some background that we should cover first. Don't worry, it won't be all dry theory—most of the important parts of Puppet are relevant to your daily business.

The topics for this chapter have been hinted at earlier; Chapter 1, Writing Your First Manifests, contained a brief description of the type and provider subsystem, and Chapter 2, The Master and Its Agents, mentioned Facter as a means to get some information about ...

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