ACUA is a software package designed to facilitate the administration of user
accounts and the enforcement of access restrictions on a Linux system. ACUA
is most often used on systems that host modem pools such as:
Cfengine, short for configuration engine is a very high level language for
administering and configuring large numbers of workstations running GNU,
Unix and Unix-like operating systems. By flexibly grouping machines into
classes, it can handle heteroneneous sites easily.
The purpose of the COAS project is to improve the way users administer their
Linux systems. To improve the system, each administration tool will include
multiple interfaces. The system will also let users choose the
administration tools they want to use, and the tools will be flexible,
powerful, and easy to use.
- school dial-ups
- business dial-ups
Caldera will lead out in developing the administration system, but Caldera
also encourages the entire Linux community to participate in developing the
system. All the work done on the core system will be contributed to the
Linux community, and the tools will be compatible with any Linux
distribution. Working together, the Linux community can really benefit from
the work done on this project.
Linuxconf is a sophisticated administration system for the Linux operating
system. In many ways, Linuxconf is different from other administration
schemes found on Unix operating systems and most other systems.
Linuxconf is two things: A configuration utility (A user interface to do
configuration tasks) and an activator. Linuxconf is involved at different
points in the operation of your linux workstation. Mostly, it has features
to warrant that what you have configured is effectively performing.
MAT is a distributed management tool for Linux, SunOS, and Solaris machines.
The tool provides an easy to use GUI interface from which the sysadmin, or
designated user can administer many of the common UNIX configuration files
from a remote machine.
The current release of the tool can add modify and delete: Users, Hosts,
Groups, Mounts, Motd, DNS client config, Services, Cron jobs, Syslogd, DNS
records, Exports, and NIS maps.
The monitoring tools allow you to inspect: Diskspace, lastlogs, Sys logs,
routing, exports, and processes.
Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using
any browser that supports tables and forms (and Java for the File Manager
module), you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and so on.
Webmin consists of a simple web server, and a number of CGI programs which
directly update system files like
LogWatch is a customizable, pluggable log-monitoring system. It will go
through your logs for a given period of time and make a report in the areas
that you wish with the detail that you wish.
Resq is intended to increase the reliability and availability of the average
installed Linux system by simplifying the process of creating rescue disks.
/etc/passwd. The web server and all CGI programs are written in Perl
version 5, and use no external modules. This means that you only need a Perl
binary to run Webmin.
Resq is a package for creating Linux boot, root, and utility disks from a
running Linux system. The package includes bash scripts, a rudimentary Linux
file system, and QuickStart instructions in less than 40,000 bytes. There is
nothing to compile or make, but script editting may be necessary.
Resq can also be used to create emergency boot disks and also to install a
Linux operating system and swap partition on a ZIP cartridge.
Resq also includes a script, MakeRamDisk, which copies a compressed disk to a
RAM disk so that the contents can be examined.
SYSLINUX is a boot loader for the Linux operating system which operates off
MS-DOS floppies. It is intended to simplify first-time installation of
Linux, rescue disks, and other uses for boot floppies. A SYSLINUX floppy can
be manipulated using standard MS-DOS (or any other OS that can access an
MS-DOS filesystem) tools once it has been created; and requires only a <
6K DOS program or < 12 K Linux program to create in the first place. This
version supports both FAT12 and FAT16.
Xuseradd is a account creation tool for Linux / X11, it provides a nice GUI
for creating new account on your Linux system. It works with all Linux
distributions, (Slackware, RedHat, Debian, etc), shadow or non-shadow
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Last modified 03. June 1999