Re: System administration tool

Em Sun, 11 Apr 1999, Havoc Pennington escreveu:
> On Sat, 10 Apr 1999, George Farris wrote:
> > 
> > I would really like to see support for LDAP in some of the system 
> > admin tools.  I hope people will keep this in mind.  I know it's a 
> > little off to the side of this discussion but I thought I'd throw 
> > in my $0.02 worth.
> > 
> Read Wichert's proposal; there is really no reason to worry about what
> database is used for the backend. Wichert's setup would let users choose
> different backends for different parts of the configuration namespace.
> If they want to use Oracle, they can. If they want to use a text file,
> they can. LDAP too.
> The key issue is really the interface used to communicate with the
> configuration namespace (set values for names, query names, get
> notification when names change). Then you can use different backends to
> store the name/value pairs, and different frontends to talk to the
> configuration engine. But you need to have a common interface with a fixed
> set of capabilities, so people can write apps that use the engine. The
> main decisions are 1) what capabilities the engine will have and 2) how
> communication with the engine takes place. Decision 2) has two components, 
> communication channel (pipes, sockets, CORBA) and communication encoding
> (XML, custom language, an IDL spec).
> There would probably be a small server program with pluggable database
> backends on the engine side, and a small C library for talking to the
> server on the client side. But these are implementation details.
> Havoc

I've just subscribed that list...
I sent a message do the Debian Developers lists sometime ago, saying that I'm
doing an configuration tool too. Havoc told me to use that database you are
talking about. I told Havoc that I would do in ¨my way¨ and then turn in to the
database way. I have done something(almost done) to configure the printer, the
partitions (/etc/fstab) and the network  and a friend of mine is doing the
configurator for the Modem and lilo. 
I would like to know what you've done , so we can join what I've done and what
you've done and I would like to know if I can help you doing that, if possible.
If you want, you can mail me so I can send an snapshot of what I am doing...

Diego Lages

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