||YPMan (Yellow Pages [NIS] Manager)
||YPMan provides all of the tools that are necessary to manage and maintain YP User Accounts as well as machine specific user accounts in a GUI environment.
||Any Perl Tk compliant platform that supports the basic commands cp, mkdir, rm, etc, and, for the YP component of the software, the command ypmake.
||December 2000 - February 2001 (on-going)
YPMan is a graphical System Administration tool intended to manage Yellow Page (NIS) user accounts. It was first used at the Gateway Lab, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, a laboratory of Silicon Graphics workstations.
The software package comprises 2 parts, one of which is optional (*) and not crucial for the system's functionality:
- The main GUI program is used to
- Add / Edit (Move, Rename) / Delete User Accounts
- Manage ftp server privileges, account locks, e-mail forwarding, creation/expiration, Account payment
- (*) Batch Add Users that have registered for an account from a web site. (See below)
- Manage Groups (/etc/group)
- Manage Netgroups (/etc/netgroup)
- Mass Mail: Manage e-mails and mass mail e-mails to selected users, e.g. Account Payment, Account Deletion Warning, etc.
- Tabulated information about user accounts
- Graphical Analysis of hard drive space usage
- YPMan Settings: location of files, default values, etc.
- YP Restarts
- an optional WWW component that provides a web interface for:
- Account Registration: registrants enter some basic information, and choose a pre-defined group (modifiable from the GUI program); this web interface can be locked to a certain range of workstations, e.g. only to machines in the lab, to avoid false registration from outside sources.
- Account Saves: useful for time-limited user accounts; account holders may elect to have their accounts remain active, so that the accounts are not deleted after expiration