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LISA 2001 Abstract

The Arusha Project: A Framework for Collaborative Unix System Administration

Matt Holgate, University of Glasgow; Will Partain, Arusha Project


The Arusha Project is an independent open-source project centered on the premise that the best hope for Unix system administration at modest-sized sites is through large-scale Internet-wide collaboration. We present a simple object model as a thinking tool, and an XML-based configuration language as a concrete notation for expressing system-administrative facts. We show how this framework allows a gentle evolution from current practices, but gets us quickly to very powerful ways of working.
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