Perhaps I am using the wrong model.
I pictured the XCCDF as an element in something larger such as a flight plan
From: Radzykewycz, T (Radzy) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 7, 2016 1:14 PM
Subject: RE: VMs, containers vs. bare-metal machines in SSG
From: Brent Kimberley <Brent.Kimberley(a)Durham.ca> Mon, 7 Nov
Are you trying to bundle everything into one XCCDF? If so, you may be
making the problem harder than it needs to be.
No, I'm not trying anything yet. I'm just looking ahead to what I expect my next
task will be, and trying to make sure I understand enough background information to be
able to proceed when I get to it.
I'll interpret your comment as a recommendation that I plan on using multiple XCCDFs.
And probably multiple OVALs as well.
I do want to minimize the amount of cut-n-paste duplication. So it would be nice if some
of the minor differences can be handled by a single file with selectable options. If that
won't work, or if it's too difficult, then I'll go ahead with the
But I think it's worth spending some time to avoid it.
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