IMAP & POP
|University of Michigan
Hindsite is a web-based DNS and DHCP configuration management system that simplifies the management of multiple sites.
Hindsite displays DNS and DHCP information in an easy-to-read format. It also allows the editing of said information by
users with the appropriate permissions while maintaining file security and syntax.
DNS and DHCP are initially configured by the site manager. Hindsite
allows the editing of these configurations without the need to manually
modify the files, thus obviating the need for time-consuming adminstrative
Hindsite maintains a database of users who have permission to make
DNS and DHCP changes, and allows those users to make site-related
changes to configuration files. This conveniently allows users who
have little or no pertinent technical experience to modify DNS and
DHCP configuration information in sites without jeopardizing system
Hindsite's Graphical User Interface, or GUI, expedites the use of
simple point-and-click navigation that allows users to view and edit
a catalogue of sites containing individual machine information, such
as IP address, domain name, serial number, hardware address, and machine description.
New data fields can be added as necessary, adding to the functionality
of Hindsite as an effective hardware inventory manager.
Hindsite is not currently available for distribution, but is being
implemented for the pilot service Host Master.