A new menu has been added to the control panel. It is called "Mount/Unmount file systems". It is used to control the state of the various file systems. This menu has an entry called "Mount other NFS file systems" used to mount an NFS volume without configuring it first in /etc/fstab.
Note that the following emacs style key bindings were already supported:
The dnsconf module is the first to define an API (called dnsconf). This API allows client to fiddle easily with domains. The first client is the dhcpd module. Using this API concept, it has become very easy to add the ability to update the DNS out of the dhcp lease file.
Another API has been added to query the packaging system. This API will allow a module to check for a specific version of a package. This API will be implemented in the managerpm shortly. Note that some day, a manageDEB module may define the same API.
You can find more information about this at http://www.solucorp.qc.ca/linuxconf/tech/api/misc . Scroll near the end of this document to find the module APIs section.
To take advantage of this facility, one must define the domain to update. A new field shows up in the default configuration dialog of the dhcpd module. It is called "Update DNS domain". You enter here the domain in which dhcp host will be inserted.
The following command line has been added and may be used from a crontab. Note that if the DNS is up to date, the modules takes care of NOT saving any file, so you do not have to restart blindly the DNS all the time.
linuxconf --modulemain dhcpd --updatedns
Note that this change affect new account created, but has no effect on previously created accounts.
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