LISA 2001 Abstract
The Arusha Project: A Framework for Collaborative Unix System Administration
Matt Holgate, University of Glasgow; Will Partain, Arusha Project
The Arusha Project is an independent open-source project centered
on the premise that the best hope for Unix system administration at
modest-sized sites is through large-scale Internet-wide collaboration.
We present a simple object model as a thinking tool, and an
XML-based configuration language as a concrete notation for
expressing system-administrative facts. We show how this framework
allows a gentle evolution from current practices, but gets us quickly
to very powerful ways of working.
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