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Release Target: Ibex

Name: ucsa (Ubuntu Centralized Service Administrator)

Create a tool for centralized server administration, maintenance and configuration. This tool should provide a easy, but powerful user interface based on curses and have support for dynamic module inclusion to add support for new services or packages.

Release Note


Ubuntu has the goal to be 'Linux for human beings', on the desktop the goal has been reached, but on the server side there is no easy and unique way to administrate, configure or maintain the services. Also the current tools are web based, that in a not secure environment can be a security issue, or are GUI based ones, which are not adapted for the servers environments. Also the current tools are very limited and most of them make some non standard configurations files, which make difficult for sysadmins to tune their services.

Use Cases

Alice has a small business and want to add some network services but she has no idea of how to configure them. Alice can use the ucsa UI to help her doing the job.

Bob installs a file server for his small business, he want to use a common configuration with some tunning at the end. Bob can use ucsa to do the base configuration for him and then edit the config files by hand to do the tunning.







Test/Demo Plan

Outstanding Issues

BoF agenda and discussion

Meeting Notes 2007/10/29