SAIC: Identifying Configuration Files for System Configuration Management

@article{Huang2017SAICIC,
  title={SAIC: Identifying Configuration Files for System Configuration Management},
  author={Zhen Huang and David Lie},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1711.03397}
}
Systems can become misconfigured for a variety of reasons such as operator errors or buggy patches. When a misconfiguration is discovered, usually the first order of business is to restore availability, often by undoing the misconfiguration. To simplify this task, we propose the Statistical Analysis for Identifying Configuration Files (SAIC), which analyzes how the contents of a file changes over time to automatically determine which files contain configuration state. In this way, SAIC reduces… CONTINUE READING
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