Remote Admin Server Spec. Request for discussion.

George Farris farrisg at
Tue Jan 16 19:11:44 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-16-01 at 17:44 +0100, Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 16.01.2007, 18:43 +0900 schrieb Arwyn Hainsworth:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > There is a need for a remote administration program. The ones
> > currently available do not suit my needs or those of my clients. As a
> > result I'm going to have to implement my own. However this time I
> > would like to do it 'right'.
> > 
> > I have outlined my basic ideas and proposals in the following Spec:
> >
> > It's still a bit basic, but that is something this e-mail is meant to rectify.
> > 
> > I would like to hear as many suggestions, proposals and tips as
> > possible and maybe even some help in the implementation.
> > 
> > Arwyn Hainsworth
> you could take a look at gnome-system-tools or the guidance project.
> both already provide a d-bus based interface for system administrative
> tasks.
> you would only need to work on the package management task. afaik mvo
> currently works on a socket based interaction with apt.
> and finally the networking part :) since dbus over ethernet does not yet
> exist.

Well gnome-system-tools is usable over the network via straight X so
that is pretty much a no brainer, of course it means having X on the

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