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LISA 2002 - Technical Program Abstract

Stem: The System Administration Enabler

Uri Guttman - Stem Systems, Inc.
Pp. 75-82 of the Proceedings of LISA '02: Sixteenth Systems Administration Conference,
(Berkeley, CA: USENIX Association, 2002).


Stem is a system administration ``enabler.'' It is not an administrative tool, but rather a general-purpose development framework that allows an administrator to craft tools to perform a wide variety of tasks in a distributed environment easily and quickly. Many common tasks can be performed with Stem scripts involving a few lines of declarations. Current example applications include log file collating and service load balancing. Using Stem, a non-programmer can craft reliable network software in a few lines of declarations that would require hundreds or thousands of lines of code in a traditional programming language such as C.

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