Will puppet continue to apply changes if it cannot reach the server again?
This is probably a no-brainer, but at this point it is more of a sanity check. I was under the impression it will only make changes if it can successfully pull down a catalog from the Puppet server. Another engineer was doing some work on a box that had Puppet run in the past, but is now on a network with no Puppet presence. He swears files were being changed, and I believe it was with files that we had Puppet configure.
I guess to refine the question, if it runs successfully once, then the access to the Puppet server is completely removed for whatever reason, will it continue to apply the last set of configurations it received or will it no longer try since it cannot reach the Puppet server?