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Re: [K12OSN] ideas for an authconfig gui

david: did you try this little python script??i think i sent you one..and
the script is trivial to change to make any butoon do anything you like..
If you want i can send the folders that wgo with it,,chuck

> Hi Shahms!
> Actually Matt mentioned the conversation with you and mentioned the fact
> that you were working on an "authconfig" type app for Ubuntu.  The whole
> winbind thing is valid (I don't use winbind so I'm a little curious as to
> why)....an authconfig type app would make it so that folks wouldn't have
> to futz around with pam and nsswitch stuff. In fact in Fedora...if you
> don't use authconfig...in order to get Samba/LDAP to work you need to edit
> /etc/pam.d/system-auth by hand.  Not a big deal, but a pain in the a** for
> a newbie.  Maybe we could approach this from a two step process....work
> with the existing tools...smbldap-tools....smbldap-installer...and then
> work on something such as an authconfig type script/app to finish the
> configuration of a Samba/LDAP installer for Ubuntu...then...work on
> perhaps a better "network authentication" method like you and Matt
> discussed.  Given that a lot of us are now using Samba/LDAP....I see the
> need to put a tool in place for this fall.  I'll do what I can (my strong
> point is docs and testing).  Thoughts?  Anyone?
> "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn redhat com> on
> Fri May  6 2005 at 12:25 +0000 wrote:
> >Matt and I were talking about this at UDU under the guise of "Network
> >Authentication"[1] which is likely where his inspiration for rewriting
> >everything to fit with with Debian policy came from. Basically,
> >RedHat/Fedora make setting up network authentication and user
> >information dead easy with authconfig, but that particular package
> >tramps all over config files from many, many packages and, in so doing,
> >violates ~3 different policy guidelines.  Of course, the GNOME System
> >Tools do the same thing and they are the "official" Ubuntu GUI admin
> >tools, so ...
> >
> >Anyway, part of what needs to be done for this work is something which
> >enables and configures winbind in smb.conf which the current smbldap
> >scripts (obviously) don't do.
> >
> >Actually, a big part of the thin client integration[2] involves similar
> >work as one of the big pieces for making LTSP "Just Work" is setting up
> >or modifying configuration from other packages.
> >
> >Of course all the arguments against Debian are still valid, which is why
> >the work is being done on Ubuntu ;-P
> >
> >A big chunk of the Ubuntu effort is related to MueKow, i.e. "getting rid
> >of the LBE" and will happen in stages (the goal for 5.10 is to eliminate
> >the LBE by using something akin to debootstrap to set up the client root
> >and then ship that hunk as a package).
> >
> >Ubuntu will (probably) never "ship with LTSP" on CD as they (quite
> >reasonably) want to limit it to only one CD.  The DVD is a different
> >story, though.  I think the plan is to make it as simple as:
> >
> >~ 1. install Ubuntu
> >~ 2. apt-get install ltsp; apt-get install ltsp-client-i386
> >
> >While at the same time making it easy for people to release derivative
> >distributions that do this out of the box[3].
> >
> >There are many more very enlightening Wiki pages than the ones linked
> >below, I recommend poking around that site for a while to get a good
> >idea of where Ubuntu wants to go for 5.10 and beyond.

> >
> >[1] http://udu.wiki.ubuntu.com/NetworkAuthentication
> >[2] http://udu.wiki.ubuntu.com/ThinClientIntegration
> >[3] http://udu.wiki.ubuntu.com/Edubuntu
> >- --
> >Shahms E. King <shahms shahms com>
> >Multnomah ESD
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