University of Oregon
$3,600 awarded 12/1/98
SANTA is a Java system administration tool that establishes a GUI
environment for administration of a heterogeneous network.
The project incorporates Browser, Whiteboard and Administrator
functions. The Browser gives a subnet-level view of an arbitrary
network. The Whiteboard is a Group creation environment that allows
an administrator to group together networks to reflect actual
administrative domains. The Administrator employs plug-in technology
to apply various functions to Nodes. The GUI accepts plug-ins for
various administrative tasks, and our development team plans to
develop the Churchlady plugin and application. Churchlady is a UNIX
system analyzer that will perform tripwire-like checks on selected
binaries, interface with package management tools and other system
maintenance utilities, and automate various other security-related
functions (using existing UNIX utilities).
Current Status as of 12/98
Work begins on Jan 4 (start of Winter term).