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Re: central administration



--- Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:

> Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 19:57 -0800, Mr.Scrooge wrote:
> >> Does anyone know why the administration tools are not all accessible through a single panel?
> I
> >> have seen this done in other distros and it makes alot of sense. Though in these other
> distros the
> >> default five minute sudo rule ( once you enter the root password, you get five minutes of
> >> unrestricted(gui) admin access) was still enabled which if you centralize administration
> doesn't
> >> make a lot of sense. I know the "5 minute rule" can be eliminated via the addition of
> >> "timestamp_timeout=0" but why not centralize administration and eliminate it all together?
> >> Gnome-control-center will run from a command line. I guess the real question is why the
> >> gnome-control-center isn't availiable via gui(by default) as a central administration tool.
> In the
> >> case of System>Administration and all the individual options, the "5 minute rule" makes sense
> but
> >> with central admin panel I don't see the need. Someone please enlighten me. 
> > 
> > We've got one, which sets up just about everthing within one GUI and
> > hopefully Rahul will give you the latest link. I ferget the package name
> > and have been intending to install it to FC8. My own opinion is that it
> > should be included in the basic distro. It's a good application, IMHO.
> 
> It is unmaintained for a long time but anyway, here you go.
> 
> http://www.indianoss.org/modules/wfdownloads/viewcat.php?cid=10
> 
> Rahul

Thanks for the link. I will check it out. Why has it remained unmaintained?It seems like a very
useful tool.

Thanks Again!!
-Max


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