smf and webmin

While it is far from new news, webmin (1.190 or better) now groks smf(5), thanks to Sun's own Alan Maguire. Particularly cool is the tantalizing "Create New Service" button. It leads you through a set of questions which help you to create a simple daemon-style service. Two hints: it drops the manifest in /etc/webmin/smf/manifest.xml, and you need to use "Add" on each screen to get the changes to take ("Next" isn't sufficient). You can see my "foo" and "bar" services on my laptop in the screenshot which I quickly created with webmin. John Clingan wrote more about how to get the new version up and running. Alan says he's happy to get feedback about the smf(5) functionality he's added to webmin: you can mail him at firstname.lastname@sun.com, just like the rest of us.

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