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Re: Linuxconf or Webmin - pros and cons

I don't want to start a flame war, but...

On a debian list?  Flame war? (grin)

I just try to find out the better solution for me.  Is this
listing correct?  Do some of you have more important points?
Also, it would be nice to compare this to coas and yast.

                    Linuxconf       Webmin
Not Linux-only      yes (new)       yes (for a long time)
ASCII interface     yes             yes, via lynx (looks not perfect)
Web interface       yes             yes (as the name suggests)
X interface         yes             yes, via Mozilla
                  Not just Mozilla, via ANY X browser
API for modules     yes, complex?   yes, simple?
     Webmin is well documented.  This is a big plus.

Easily extendable?  No            Yes

Interface to apt    no              no, only RPM etc.
     Webmin has a dpkg interface.  An apt is needed.

Leaves comments     sometimes       yes
sendmail support    yes             ?
      Webmin - Yes, excellent Sendmail support.

exim support        no              no

This would be great, and is needed.

postfix support     no              yes
wuftpd support      ?               yes
apache support      ?               yes
crond support       ?               yes

Lots of 3rd party modules and development?
                   No             Yes
net config support  ?               not for Debian

Someone needs to write the script to do this.  Should be fairly easy.
Someone who knows both RH style networking and Debian could probably whip it
together in a few hours.

access control      yes             yes
included in Debian  yes             no

   Webmin is due to be uploaded by Jaldhar.

But, as always in Debian-land, we might just have linuxconf
AND webmin AND coas AND yast.  Hm, maybe not yast.

Linuxconf is badly broken for Debian.  yast would be a MAJOR effort
to make work with Debian.  Coas?  Good luck.

Webmin is quickly becoming a new standard for admin frontends. I see references to it in many places on a regular basis.


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