Re: Unix frontend for deschall?

James Kane (
Wed, 21 May 1997 14:07:56 -0500

At 01:55 PM 5/21/97 -0400, you wrote:
>> With all the talk of DESgui, I was wondering if anyone's done any sort
>> of frontend for Unix systems. If not, would anyone be interested if I
>> wrote one in my copious ;) spare time?
>Considering the multi-user, multi-architecture, and network environment of
> [description of WFU]
If you are allowed to run your clients 24/7, WFU looks like it would work
fine. In the deal I worked out for running deschall on a group of suns,
though, I'm only allowed to run from midnight to 8am. I threw together a
quick perl script called from cron to start and stop the process on each
machine. Nothing fancy, but it works. It also has the beginnings of a
central log collection system, but if you know how to use it you've
probably already written your own scripts. Email me if you'd like a copy.

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