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Re: a tool for system administration

>Sarel Botha:
>I have an idea for such a tool for Debian. For the example i'll call it
>Firstly, a GUI. (duh :)
>Then, every Debian package that has a config file(s) also has a
>file that describes how the .conf for the package should look like.
>types of config files can use the same lib and GUI, like:
>- Apache and proftpd for example have very similar config file type.
>- Squid uses a very basic type: "var value"
>- sshd and Samba have similar config types: [Section header], var = >value
>Then, all the package maintainers just need to learn the format of
>debconf.conf for their package(s) and write them up.
>One could also write up a small secure daemon to enable remote
>(NT doesn't even have that). Secure communications would of course be
It is interesting and in the line I was thinking of. Good luck.

Francisco Gaztelua
System Administrator.

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