NetDirector: Open Source Configuration Management Goes GPL


Author: JT Smith

A few weeks ago I felt a little like a proud pappa, well maybe more like an uncle since I can’t claim to have been present for the conception. NetDirector, an open source configuration management tool that I helped get off the ground NetDirectorhas finally been released under the GNU Public License making it a bona fide open source application (it was previously licensed under the NetDirector Public license  the Mozilla Public License with an attribution clause). NetDirector is a web-based Unix system administration tool that provides the ability to centrally manage services. The thing that’s makes NetDirector unique is it’s ability to simultaneously manage multiple servers at once from a graphical interface. In comparison to the very popular Webmin which can configure many different services and server attributes but maintains a one-to-one ratio.



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