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Re: [opensuse-factory] yast sw mgmt - Gnome & KDE really different?
  • From: Rob OpenSuSE <rob.opensuse.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 14:10:27 +0000
  • Message-id: <ce9d8ed60911210610o6dde2759ib9bf478ce6e87501@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
2009/11/20 Sankar P <sankar.curiosity@xxxxxxxxx>:
On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 1:02 PM, Vahis <waxborg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sankar P wrote:

I am surprised that still there exists networks with a need for remote
admin, but none of the client machines not being able to run a GUI
browser.

Web interfaces have poor security track record. You going to force
ppl to run "secure" servers? Frankly the web server part of YaST
configuration is a likely candidate for removal on a security
conscious admins hit list.

Amazingly enough branch offices would often be remotely administered,
and many keen Linux-ers will think nothing of logging in from work say
to their home machine server to keep an eye on things, or initiate
downloads etc.

ncurses(3) is nice and light relative to X GUIs, doesn't need a web
server, cross proxies, web caches, it can be run over simple serial
line, ssh tunnel, at console. Remove YaST ncurses and more and more
ppl will just hand hack files, and turn off the distro configuration
tools. Is that what you really want?

Rob
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