Ubuntu Domain Server

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Tue Oct 27 03:10:13 UTC 2009

schultz.patrick at gmail.com wrote:
> Can you explain how the system becomes inflexible by adding a GUI tool?

Well, the whole premise for the tool was apparently to enable non-admins 
to administer a server. Are you going to give a whole list of options 
that they know nothing about?

As for those in the know, feel free to create a tool for the myriad 
possible configurations out there.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chan Chung Hang Christopher <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>
> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 22:05:37 
> To: Caroline Ford<caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com>
> Cc: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com<ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: Ubuntu Domain Server
> Caroline Ford wrote:
>> On 25 Oct 2009, at 15:09, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Or puts them out of a job?
>>> Likely we are talking about a small business here, so the decision
>>> maker might be the top of the organization's food chain. But it might
>>> get him sued, and thus out of a business. If it is a sole
>>> proprietorship, it might put him out of a house too.
>> I meant the sysadmins complaining about making system administration 
>> easier, and possibly "deskilled".
>> If you feed yourself through Linux system administration you have an 
>> interest in it being inaccessible.
>> Caroline
> Hey, you know what. I think I like this idea. This will guarantee a 
> fixed, non-flexible solution that will require the services of real 
> system administrators to do whatever or troubleshoot in the event of a 
> problem. In the end, the GUI will make some things inaccessible and I 
> could setup a company and actually charge per incident instead of trying 
> to convince mom and pop outfits to pay some monthly/yearly service 
> charge and try to justify it when nothing seems to go wrong.
> Please make sure you do not say anything about raid1/mirrored disks, 
> backup and whatever during the installation process.
> As for the initial ambitions of creating disk images, replacing Windows 
> ADS servers and audit software, please remember not to mention that 
> although there are no viruses for Linux, there is no guarantee of the 
> Windows clients being protected, we do not currently have ADS support 
> and you can forget about all the random software currently installed may 
> or may not work with Wine if you intend to convert the workstations to 
> Ubuntu.

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