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Re: Proposal for a new CDD project: Debian4Linux

Qui, 2007-04-19 às 21:39 +0300, Tzafrir Cohen escreveu:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 03:37:57PM +0100, Luis Matos wrote:
> > Stephen Frazier escreveu:
> > >I don't see what this project might do that shouldn't be a part of 
> > >standard Debian.
> > >Doesn't everyone want Debian to be easy to use and easy to configure.
> > >
> > >Debian already works very well for business. Yes, I could be better, 
> > >but everything you are suggesting would help the individual with 3 or 
> > >4 computer in his home or the business with 20 desktops and 5 servers.
> > >
> > what about the people with 20 desktops and 1 server?
> > 
> > or 6 desktops and 1 server?
> > 
> > or both???
> > 
> > this should be easy to configure with one server or n servers
> Why isn't it? Could you give a specific problematic scenario?

for a network server in an horizontal business (office) your server has:

 - dhcp with mac address tables
 - shares (samba, nfs, etc)
 - central auth (ldap)
 - central desktop preferenes (so anyone can use any computer.
 - central data/documentation
 - an http/ftp proxy
 - some routing/nat
 - firewall
 - security SElinux
 - vpn

for an workstation/desktop you have to:

 - configure network (dhcp client) (done)
 - configure ldap auth (limpam-ldap)
 - configue mounts over the network for every user (libpam-mount)
 - have SELinux enabled for security
 - enterprise desktop oriented applications
 - proxy automatically configured
 - firewall (maybe this is not needed)

i think it is more or less what i want to deploy with this solution.

i don't know if, for example skolelinux has a solution like this for
server auth. If it has, it would be good for us to expand it, or use the
> Is there any specific change you have in mind?
> One thing I find badly lacking, though don't have the time to fix: a
> basic network setup interface a novice admin could use, as editing
> /etc/network/interface and issueing /etc/init.d/networking restart is
> too error prone for a non-experinced user.

a function like "ifconfig eth1 ip mask router", etc but to st
> However such a modification, should it have been written, should be part
> of Debian.
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