Wild-eyed thinking aloud: Python System Management Infrastructure

Ng Pheng Siong ngps at madcap.dyndns.org
Sun Aug 5 17:30:14 CEST 2001

According to William Annis  <annis at biostat.wisc.edu>:
>         Recently I have found myself designing a database-driven
> system to keep track of our machines, what they do, where they sit,
> etc., and I keep thinking "William, you should write an
> *infrastructure* for all this system junk you do."
>         I'd rather not do this alone. 

Don't do it. Yet.

This problem has been around long before the first Internet gold rush -
many skilled people have attacked it. Find something you can get going,
e.g., cfengine, Big Brother, even the old venerable Nocol.

Join Usenix and SAGE. Check out the material of Usenix's sysadmin
conferences from years past. Behold the diversity. It doesn't have to be


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