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.\" This manual page was originally written by Jan Schaumann
.\" <> in May 2009.
.Dd January 29, 2011
.Nm scanmaster
.Nd farm scanning jobs out to hosts running scanslave
.Op Fl Hh
.Op Fl A Ar authmode
.Op Fl a Ar aggregator
.Op Fl c Ar post-chunk
.Op Fl d Ar dir
.Op Fl j Ar jobs
.Op Fl p Ar pre
.Op Fl w Ar workers
.Fl i Ar input
.Fl n Ar name
.Fl r Ar remote
.Op -- scanslave-passthrough-args
utility is part of the "scanmaster" suite of scripts.
It is the primary invoking command and hence named the same.
It represents the portion of the process that farms a scan job out to a
number of scanning nodes, which in turn invoke
.Xr scanslave 1 .
supports the following command-line options:
.Bl -tag -width _aggregator__
.It Fl A Ar authmode
Specify the authentication mode.
Valid options are "all", "password" and "pubkey".
This is passed on to the
.Xr scanslave 1
.It Fl H
Do not use the headless user for ssh connections.
.It Fl a Ar aggregator
The path to a script to aggregate the results from all slaves.
This script is run after all slaves have finished and it is passed as
the first argument the name of the scan, as the second argument the
path to the original input file and as the third argument the date
(YYYYMMDD) that the scan was started.
If you require more flexibility, you may wish to use a wrapper script that
without an aggregator script and the runs whatever other tools you have to
post-process the data.
.It Fl c Ar post-chunk
The script each slave should execute after it's finished.
As this flag is passed on to the
.Xr scanslave 1
invocations, the path needs to be one that all slave nodes can resolve.
Using a script on an NFS share is a good solution to this problem.
.It Fl d Ar dir
The directory under which
should create all output.
Preferably this is on an NFS share amongst all scanning nodes, though this
is not a technical requirement (it just makes postprocessing of the scan
results an order of magnitude easier).
Please note that if no NFS share is used, the location still needs to be
the same for all slave nodes.
If not specified, defaults to "/mnt/scanmaster".
.It Fl h
Print a short usage and exit.
.It Fl i Ar input
Specify the file containing the input list of hosts to scan.
.It Fl j Ar jobs
The number of jobs
.Xr scanhosts 1
should execute.
This flag is passed on to
.Xr scanslave 1 ;
if not specified, use that tool's defaults.
.It Fl n Ar name
Specify the name of this scan.
This name is used in a number of places during output file creation.
.It Fl w Ar workers
Specify the file containing the list of worker hosts to farm this job out
If not specified, defaults to "/usr/local/share/scanmaster/slavenodes".
.It Fl p Ar pre
Specify the script to run before doing anything else.
This script is invoked with the scan name as the single argument.
.It Fl r Ar remote
Specify the script to execute on all target hosts.
As this flag is passed on to the
.Xr scanslave 1
invocations, the path needs to be one that all slave nodes can resolve.
Using a script on an NFS share is a good solution to this problem.
Any arguments given after a
.Fl -
will be treated as "scanslave pass-through" arguments.
That is, they will be passed on to
.Xr scanslave 1 ,
with the
.Fl -
intact, meaning
.Xr scanslave 1
will further pass them through to other tools it may invoke.
Upon invocation,
will first run the script given to the
.Fl p
flag (if any), passing it the name of the scan as the single argument.
It then removes any files found under the shared directory for a scan by
this name, creates a new sub directory (by date), and tries to set up the
environment for the currently running (if any)
.Xr ssh-agent 1 .
Next, it splits the input file into N chunks, where N is the number of
hosts found in the worker hosts file.
After that, it will ssh to each worker host, create a screenrc file that
will invoke
.Xr scanslave 1
with the appropriate options; it then invokes
.Xr screen 1
with a key-binding of
.Ar ^Ww .
The user needs to detach from each host's screen session in order to let
move on to the next host.
After all hosts have started a screen session,
will wait for the scanning nodes to complete their respective jobs.
Once every minute,
will look for the existence of a file called ".done" which is created in
the well-defined shared location by
.Xr scanslave 1 .
When it finds all ".done" files, it will execute the script given via the
.Ar a
flag (if any), passing it the name of the scan as the first
argument and the location of the original input file as the second
uses the following environment variables:
.Bl -tag -width SCAN_ENV_
.Xr scanslave 1
by calling
.Bd -literal -offset indent
env ${SCAN_ENV} scanslave other-args
This allows the user to pass anything into the environment of the invoked
processes on the scanslave hosts.
Obviously, SCAN_ENV should then contain key=value pairs.
The following examples illustrate common usage of this tool.
.Bd -literal -offset indent
scanmaster \\
-a ${PREFIX}/ \\
-c ${PREFIX}/ \\
-i ${PREFIX}/files/${SCAN}-input \\
-p ${PREFIX}/ \\
-r ${PREFIX}/ \\
-n ${SCAN}
.Xr autopw 1 ,
.Xr checkhosts 1 ,
.Xr scanhosts 1 ,
.Xr scanslave 1 ,
.Xr tkill 1
utility was originally written by
.An Jan Schaumann
in July 2007 as "cmd.chunker".
Please report bugs and feature requests to the author.
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