I'm searching for a Unix based application or framework that will let me view/edit ini files on the remote system inside a Html GUI via Apache (or similar).
Trying to find ini/config/GUI solutions via search engines like google returns a great deal an incorrect positives.
Webmin supports all manor of configuration files. It's it's own (Perl) API and Web server.
Python has got the ConfigParser (or configparser in 3.) that's targeted towards INI style configuration files. You will have to utilize it with a few communication framework like twistedn