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.
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?
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.