[CentOS-devel] NethServer as CentOS Variant and SME SIG Proposal

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 04:47:14 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Adrian Sevcenco
<Adrian.Sevcenco at cern.ch> wrote:
>> You could think of NethServer as CentOS with some extra packages,
>> particularly
>> a powerful and extensible web interface that simplifies common
>> administration tasks.
> I am just curious : how much is of the nethserver package functionality
> is overlapping with webmin?

Webmin doesn't do much to hide the complexity.  It just gives you a
web interface and a little syntax checking but you still have to know
what programs you need to manage and what all the options mean to
modify any particular service.    ClearOS/SME/NethServer management
interfaces are much more task/function oriented and you generally
manage them without needing to know much at all about the details of
the underlying programs.  Some of the form actions may in fact affect
more than one program's settings.

The down side is that if you want to change things the existing web
forms don't handle, you then need to not only know all the underlying
normal linux configuration details, but also understand the additional
web forms and their coding scheme that is going to rewrite the config

  Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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