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 From:  "Jeroen Visser" <monowall at forty dash two dot nl>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Monitor and Manage multiple M0n0's
 Date:  Tue, 4 Apr 2006 08:27:42 +0200
Wouldn't that be more easy to implement if the next version of m0n0wall would have
separate firewall and management processes. If I remember correctly this was
something that was discussed when talking about m0n0wall 3.

Something like a soap-xml access to the config process would be helpful when
managing large numbers of firewalls from a central point. You could even schedule
firmware upgrades and copy users (not captive portal but the role manager) from
one template file on such a management machine.

The posibilities are endless. However, when you try to create such management
software now, posting variables to certain php pages, changing the structure even
a little bit would render such an application useless.



Jeroen Visser

On Tue, 4 Apr 2006 18:55:19 -0700, Chris Flugstad wrote
> As to the people who responded about editing the xml files.  That is a 
> way to do it.  Just very time consuming.  What the question was, was to 
> automate and manage remotely.  Editing a file and logging into each and 
> every box would take hours, as well as confusion of which boxes you had 
> already logged into.  If you had 30 boxes like Lee here, you'd 
> understand why load config files manually would suck.
> Basically, Im wondering if there is the ability to have a server that 
> could issue config files, and to load the m0n0wall with a basic config 
> file which would allow it to boot up and accept a new config file.  This 
> would make easy for setting up multiple boxes a day.  Also, if you have 
> a change to make across the board, on 30-100 boxes, you dont wanna do 
> that manually.  If you dont have a problem, you can volunteer to work 
> for me ;)
> thanks guys, and keep me posted lee