It isin't the same!
A desktop application can:
- advise the system administrator in real time with a visual message, sms or
e-mail if a firewall goes down (the administrator can manage more firewalls
- execute scriptable tasks (in this case using C#, VB.NET, PHP, LUA or any
.NET supported language)
- simulate permission managment like give only access to machine
status/online-offline to a first-level-administrator and so on
Having a multi-gui system (.NET Windows Forms on Windows, GTK# on Gnome, QT#
on KDE, cocoa# on Mac OS X) will lead a FULL INTEGRATION with any OS
There are a lot of advantages with a desktop application because let the
administrator to integrate remote system with local datas with statistics
and so on!
I've started to work on the application, i'm writing the code base for the
multi-gui system and scriptable tasks, when i'll complete this i'll start to
write the webservice for the system but it would be great if someone with
experience in package doing for m0n0wall will help :)
2008/3/29, Imran K <gururug at gmail dot com>:
> Desire is not the most critical ingredient for output......
> Need, coupled with motivation and knowledge are the creators of innovation
> and results.
> Get together........locate some deployments so you can channel your
> to match their needs.
> Without demand or collaboration, nothing will happen....
> -My two cents.....
> leverage the existing web gui's ( mimic it on your management server )
> -Make a new page where you "add" a list of your "managed devices"
> -Push changes via an rsync / sedbot
> -Still need a "management" meta data store / db of what the remote devices
> are up to (configs)
> Make a change in your management gui > select the devices you want to push
> the setting out to > let your sync bot do the work
> All this can be done on any flavour without need to ad 1 bit of code to
> base distro's.
> If your thinking of broadcast, I would suggest multicast instead....but
> model would involve slave modification / code / listener
> Good luck!!!