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RE: Request for advice: tools
From: Roeland Meyer <rmeyer () mhsc com>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 11:06:07 -0700


|> From: Ben Browning [mailto:benb () theriver com]
|> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 10:43 AM

|> I am looking to implement a few tools to make my life 
|> easier. I can't seem 
|> to find any good ones pre-written although I know they must 
|> exist, so I am 
|> toying with writing my own. I would love it if any of you 
|> would have any 
|> info or handy hyperlinks to help me find tools to perform 
|> the following 
|> functions.

http://www.webmin.com/webmin/


|> -A DNS zone file editor. It must be CGI, allow for forward 
|> and reverse 
|> entries, and able to handle odd mappings (IE IN MX 32 
|> mail.foo.bar, etc).

It let's you edit the raw zone files.

|> -A Cisco config builder. Preferably in CGI, but command line 
|> would be 
|> acceptable as well. Basically something that allows me to 
|> make changes in 
|> routers and either mirror them on a lot of other routers, as well as 
|> displaying stats and other things in a 
|> pointy-haired-boss-friendly manner.

Much easier if you use Webmin as a platform and make a Webmin module for
this. There is a SDK for Webmin. This is an opportunity to give back to the
project.<g>

|> -Any kind of scripts designed with the abuse administrator 
|> in mind- IE log 
|> parsers, Code Red automailers/procmail scripts, etc etc.

Lots of pre-built options here, with sources that you can modify.

|> All of these tools would be preferred in a GNU or freeware 
|> form, but I am 
|> interested in all valid options.

It's now on SourceForge. 


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