More discussion: GUI, blogs, and pizza

Dan Shearer dan at
Fri Jun 6 20:30:29 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 02:06:33PM -0600, Neal McBurnett wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 11:35:06AM -0500, James Dinkel wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Luke <lukehasnoname at> wrote:
> > > With eBox's "bloat": Was that when you installed all modules, or just the
> > > defaults? I'm not familiar with it, but I know it is a flexible program.
> > 
> > I believe the "bloat" is that you have to install a full Apache stack
> > on the server in order to manage it with ebox, which is about as bad
> > as installing a full X system on a server (if it isn't needed).  If
> > you are running a webserver, of course Apache is great, but for a file
> > server or a DNS server, etc, it is adding unnecessary complexity,
> > vulnerabilities, and resource usage.  Webmin's internal webserver is
> > much much better in this regard.
> I expect that some of that is the fact that, IIRC, it does user
> management by installing openldap. 

LDAP in itself need not be a heavyweight requirement. is a
very lightweight LDAP-type server that is the equivalent to,
only for LDAP.

Dan Shearer
dan at

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