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Re: RFC: GUI tools for common Debian admin tasks

On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 11:08:17PM -0400, Jacob Kuntz wrote:
> ok, now i hate seeing free apps/desktop systems that just copy windows, and
> i dislike even more the idea that windows is a good standard to follow, but
> i do have to disagree with you on this point.
> [...]
> as far as the network class thing, lets just make sure it's possible to have
> classless subnets, too.

Maybe the right way to do this is ordering the items to fill in a way that
"naive" users have to type in the things we cannot figure out the first.

Interface:    [Choose one                                 ]
IP Address:   ___.___.___.___   [ ] Auto (DHCP, Bootp, ...)
Gateway:      ___.___.___.___
Mask:         ___.___.___.___   Class A [ ], B [ ], C [ ]

We can fill automagically some of these values. If a user types in
"" as IP, and the interface is eth*, we can figure out that
the gateway will be, and class C (

The user will be able to modify those values as he/she is going through
the options, if they are wrong.

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