> The GUI is useful, however, many administrative type processes still
> require manual hacking. For example, if adding a generic proxy the users now
> have to go in and modify /usr/local/etc/mgmt/rc/* files.
If there is a good editor available, why is this a problem?
Novell administration requires manual editing of files now and then, but it
seems to be quite within the grasp of PC network admin types. Just because
there's not a specific GUI editor that doesn't make it "too hard" for naive
(IMHO the biggest advantage of GUIs for administrative work is it lets your
sales reps give impressive demonstrations. For systems bigger than a single
workstation the fact that you're unable to do editing tasks that weren't
explicitly programmed into the GUI is a big hindrance. For example, in NT's
User Mangler... what if I want to just list the users with disabled accounts?)
((I gave up and added a (disabled) entry to the comment field))