[ILUG] ESAT Clear Surf No Limits
fergal at esatclear.ie
Sun Nov 21 00:12:56 GMT 1999
At 21:36 20/11/99 +0000, Raymond Kelly wrote:
>Fergal Daly wrote:
>> You can also just set up a ppp network connection in Linuxconf, takes about
>> 5 seconds,
>It may be fine for just setting up ppp but as a general rule!
>Don't use Linuxconf! especially on a "production" machine.
>Never trust a program which asks you to save changes when you're just
>browsing the current setup, Windoze Control panel stuff generally
>doesn't even do that.
>Also the more development oriented ppl on this list may have something
>to add based on the fact that it's compiled from x thousand lines of C
>as opposed to being built from some form of a scripting language.
I think ppp is about the only thing I've ever configured with it and it
works just fine. "Mission critical" needs to be done by hand - if you can't
figure out how to set it up by hand then you probably shouldn't set it up
(security wise anyway). Still it's quite slick in some ways - as far as I
know if you write a module for linuxconf you don't have to care whether the
user is using a text, X, or web interface.
On the C vs Scripting I'd imagine linuxconf has a whole load of builtins
specifically for manipulating config files (most of them follow a fairly
similar format), making life somewhat easier,
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