central administration

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Thu Jan 3 23:22:20 UTC 2008

Ric Moore wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 19:57 -0800, Mr.Scrooge wrote:
>> Does anyone know why the administration tools are not all accessible through a single panel? I
>> have seen this done in other distros and it makes alot of sense. Though in these other distros the
>> default five minute sudo rule ( once you enter the root password, you get five minutes of
>> unrestricted(gui) admin access) was still enabled which if you centralize administration doesn't
>> make a lot of sense. I know the "5 minute rule" can be eliminated via the addition of
>> "timestamp_timeout=0" but why not centralize administration and eliminate it all together?
>> Gnome-control-center will run from a command line. I guess the real question is why the
>> gnome-control-center isn't availiable via gui(by default) as a central administration tool. In the
>> case of System>Administration and all the individual options, the "5 minute rule" makes sense but
>> with central admin panel I don't see the need. Someone please enlighten me. 
> We've got one, which sets up just about everthing within one GUI and
> hopefully Rahul will give you the latest link. I ferget the package name
> and have been intending to install it to FC8. My own opinion is that it
> should be included in the basic distro. It's a good application, IMHO.

It is unmaintained for a long time but anyway, here you go.



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