Delegation: Uniformity in Heterogeneous Distributed Administration
We describe a distributed administration tool based on the concept of
delegation. Management operations are lightweight processes created
on a manager's machine, but executed remotely on specific targets.
Various libraries are provided on target machines to cover the widest
range of administration tasks such as modification of configuration
files, recurrent, scheduled executions of programs or process monitoring.
The result is a single, unified framework for the majority of administrative
operations, and a distributed platform to facilitate its use in a flexible
way. The language used to realize the platform is small, unobtrusive, and
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