remote operation or admin

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Tue Mar 18 08:24:42 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 08:43:49PM -0400, Chuck Robey wrote:
>I have 4 computers, 1 big FreeBSD-current (4 x86 procs), 2 GentooLinux (1
>is a dial AMD Opteron, the other a dual older x86), and 1 MacOSX (dual
>PPC).  I was thinking about looking for two items, I'm not sure if I want
>one or both of them: either some software to let me merely remotely manage
>them (public software, mind)

What do you see "remotely manage them" covering?  For a small
heterogenous network, it's not clear what you would save over just
sticking the config files into CVS or similar.

> or, even better, something to get these
>disparate hardwares to be able to work together, and (as much as possible)
>to be able to share work.

Again, what do you mean by "share work"?  Are you looking for
something like beowulf?

Peter Jeremy
Please excuse any delays as the result of my ISP's inability to implement
an MTA that is either RFC2821-compliant or matches their claimed behaviour.
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