linuxconf 1.21r5 changes log

linuxconf 1.21r5 changes log

previous versions: 1.21r4
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Building module using TLMP

The script has been enhanced. Near the end, it asks if you want to generate a module in C++ or using TLMP. The new module tcptool was built this way.

Module inetdconf: firewall and FTP

The ftp-data port was not managed properly when the FTP service was enabled. Now both are logically linked. You enable the FTP port, you get ftp-data for free.

Module motd: Using a textarea widget

This module now use a textarea widget instead of a bunch of text lines.

Module syslogconf: /sbin/viewlog alias

The package now install the symbolic link /sbin/viewlog, pointing to /bin/linuxconf. /sbin/viewlog accept a single parameter: The path of a log file. So you can do:

	/sbin/viewlog /var/log/messages

Which is a nice enhancement over "tail -f".

Module syslogconf: tail mode

The module may run in "follow" mode (like "tail -f"). In this mode, it follow the growth of the log file. A button presents a red or green icon to show the operation mode. You can toggle the mode any time. If you start to browse (hit the page up button), it turn off the follow mode.

There are still issues with the HTML mode for this module.

Module tcptool: new

This is a module used to test and experiment with text based TCP services. The module remembers several configuration (host, port and a comment).

Once you connect to a service, you are presented with a dialog with three area:

This module is an experiment. I suggest you give it a try. Point it to your SMTP server, and send the "help" command. Then try to send me an email from there. You might guess after that what the S in SMTP stand for :-)

Or test your email vdomains with it. Comments and suggestions welcome.

New icons for the GUI

Thanks to the nice folks at Conectiva, we have now nicer icons.

Translations: French, Portuguese and Spanish


Bug fixes

Module mailconf: little problems with relay and spam dialogs

The dialogs were not preserving the comments and were badly refreshing.

Module pppdialin: noauth in ppplogin script

The noauth option was implied with older pppd, not anymore. So the script was fixed to force this option.