[LON-CAPA-dev] webmin

Scott Harrison lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 12:53:34 -0500

Dear Felicia:

So, the user selects his/her role as "wb:Web-based System Management"
(which we refer to as webmin for short... and probably use some webmin
code--ideally use a )...

then what next?

Judging from the complexity of options, at some point we may want to
stay away from remote control-based browsing...

Though the remote control can be used as a launch point for common
tasks.  It could help to think of what these common tasks are...

RPM updating
Status Reports
Process handling
Unix user management
Cron job management
Printer configuration
Time synchronization
Disk usage monitoring

I'm not sure if I can come up with a total list (or veto things
like printer configuration) correctly.  Simpler the better of course....


Felicia Berryman wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> > (However, feature overload and security are
> > obviously factors in all of this.)
> >
> Looking at the screen shots, I think it might be nice to have a page
> which gives some very common commands (i.e. update rpms) and then put a
> link/button called advanced features to the other page.  That way,
> system overload is controlled, but the accessibility is still there if
> someone really loves using the web interface.
> I'm truly not trying to be annoying, but "webmin" might be a great name
> for the handhold idea that you were trying to communicate.  Especially
> if you use the code from webmin, it will give credit to it.
> Felicia
> --
> Felicia Berryman
> LON-CAPA Coordinator
> Michigan State University
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Scott Harrison -- Graduate Student
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Mich. State. Univ., East Lansing, MI
harris41@msu.edu, 517-353-0998