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Re: mln (was: Re: Bootstrapping)


From: Tim Nelson
Subject: Re: mln (was: Re: Bootstrapping)
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 12:28:07 +1100 (EST)

On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, John Sechrest wrote:

> Tim Nelson <address@hidden> writes:
>
>  % >  Should we push to have the list as a side list of cfengine?
>  % >  Or should we set it up as part of the mln discussion?
>
>  %    mln, yes?
>
>  <..... waiting for other input from the rest of the list.....
>   ..... especially from those on different continents from here.... >

        ...like me in Australia :).

>  % >  Ok. Added to the list. I am sure there are more.
>
>  %    We also need variant configs.  For example, many people will want
>  % a simple syslog setup.  But some will want what I have, which is syslog-ng
>  % tunneled over stunnel :).
>
>  Yes. I guess I would just call those different roles.
>  syslog-simple
>  syslog-ng
>  syslog-ng-tunneling

        Hmm.  Ok :).

>  The way that I think about it:
>
>  if you were going to set your system up by going to an ISP,
>  clicking on the "give me a site" web page and you had a bunch
>  of clicky boxes for selecting the roles you wanted each host
>  to play, what would the clicky boxes have in them?
>
>  And what text input fields would you need to enable them
>  to do it correctly.
>
>  Assume that all they want is the role. As much as possible
>  should be derived from the structure of the system, or by
>  the decisions made in the cf.engine configurations.

        Hmm.  But there will also always be some people using a database
for this (eg. Freeside http://www.sisd.com/freeside/ ) so we want to allow
information to come from there too.

        :)

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Tim Nelson
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Sunet Internet
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