[Kolab-devel] Whats bad with Webmin?
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Thu Feb 26 17:35:05 CET 2004
That is a consideration, but there is also a _lot_ of things you get for free.
Things like Postfix management to name but a few...
I think we could rapidly develop a management solution for Kolab around
webmin, with customized Webmin plug-ins, apart from the free functionality
we will get out of the box, it will also move closer to the same approach as with
the rest of the components, where we leverage and feed off established products
with only the Glue as the real "Kolab" development...
On Thursday 26 February 2004 17:08, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> On Wednesday 25 February 2004 18:38, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> > On Tuesday 24 February 2004 17:15, Stephan Buys wrote:
> > > Just wondering if it would be worthwhile investigating Webmin for the
> > > management of the Kolab server? I have never liked/used webmin but it
> > > seems to be recurring theme with my clients.
> > >
> > > Users like webmin because they can manage Postfix mail queues, etc.
> > > through it.
> > >
> > > It should also in theory be easy to extend Webmin to include plugins for
> > > Kolab-specific tasks.
> > >
> > > Seeing that one of Kolab's design were that it "not re-invent the wheel",
> > > ie. use proven components like Postfix, OpenLDAP, etc., maybe it makes
> > > sense to use something like Webmin for administration of the server?
> > I don't know if webmin is a good choice.
> > Note that we had a very short timeframe in "kroupware".
> > We needed to get something done in a couple of weeks
> > so there was not much time to investigate all possible components.
> Erfrakon considered to use Webmin for Kroupware,
> but decided against it for security reasons.
> Webmin runs the webserver as root.
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