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Re: [SLUG] Non-GUI ppp configuration for RedHat?
- To: David Kempe <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Non-GUI ppp configuration for RedHat?
- From: Rev Simon Rumble <simon@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu May 10 00:01:01 2001
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Mutt/1.3.17i
On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 11:27:02PM +1000, David Kempe uttered:
> Whats the problem with linuxconf?
> Does ncurses count as non-GUI?
That's what I thought -- it used to be there in older RH versions. I
ask you, what's the point of a centralised configuration tool if you
don't centralise all the configuration in it? The RH manual suggests
kppp and RP3, both GUI apps.
But then that's not surprising considering "Chapter 6: Text Mode
Installations at a Glance" has a section "6.21: Configuring the X
I'm forced to conclude that RedHat can no longer be configure without
X. For that reason it is no longer suitable for servers.
Yes yes I know I can always point it to an X server somewhere over a
network but I don't always have one available and I like being able to
configure/fix machines from ANYWHERE. Hell I was doing sysadmin stuff
from Internet cafes in the middle of Vietnam last year!
As for those who suggested writing my own script for pppd, yes I could
do that (and indeed have in the past) but then I could also build my
own distribution from scratch. There's not much point when others
have done such a good job. Better to just reinstall, this time with
Rev Simon Rumble Current physical location: London, UK
Either CONFESS now or we go to "PEOPLE'S COURT"!!