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Re: SEUL: A few thoughts

On Sun, 1 Jun 1997, Micah Yoder wrote:

> OK, I can agree with that.  That's probably a good reasons for us to at
> least *try* to include the servers in this distribution, including
> simple setup procedures.  I believe it's a natural extension of setting
> up Linux for the end user.  (They certainly wouldn't be installed by
> default....I'm just saying let's give them an easy way to do it.)

OK, I just posted the exact counterpart to this message to another list,
so bear with me...

There's a project, called Linnet, started almost exactly the same time as
SEUL.  Its goal is to create a distribution for Linux servers.  I am on
both lists, and both lists are having almost the exact same discussions on
configuration mechanisms, end goals, etc.

Instead of expending the effort to repeat myself, I'll just quote myself:

> What I think would be quite useful would be to connect Linnet and SEUL
> (as well as everything else) such that a Linnet system would have a
> module for maintainence of SEUL boxen.  That way the system
> administrator can get the SEUL and Linnet distributions, install a
> Linnet server, dump the SEUL CD on it, bootstrap all 25 user PC's with a
> floppy, click, click, click, <ENTER>.  All 25 machines are now 
> installing everything that's needed for SEUL, plus apps, all off the
> Linnet server.  The admin program that comes with Linnet would allow the
> admin to troubleshoot and maintain SEUL boxes remotely (unlike Windoze
> 95...).

This means that SEUL and Linnet need to start talking and likely develop
a configuration standard and tools that are the same for both projects
(and others).  Then the development of an admin tool for the Linnet box
and a remote-admin tool for the SEUL boxes would complete the mix and
you'd have a complete suite of applications for the entire corporate



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