New param "source environment"?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Jul 21 10:52:26 GMT 1999

On Wed, 21 Jul 1999, Dan Kaminsky wrote:

> > hum, _someone's_ got to write a vfs module [that doesn't actually do
> > direct-file stuff already in smbd], if ever it's to be proven!
> True.  I just don't like the idea of, "No, don't do it like that, it's
> better for a VFS module."  VFS is probably ideal for any kind of per-file
> operation that occurs on a semi-global scale.  Per-file operations on
> limited numbers of files, or most dynamic reconfigurations do just fine in
> script format, and are much much much easier to write.
> Audit Logs?  VFS. 


> Dynamic Reconfigs?  Shell Scripts do fine.  :-)

ok.  are these "shell scripts" for per-file processing?  if so, then
suggest writing a vfs module that does the "shell script" reading /
parsing / actioning.  just for fun.

if not, then yes: forget vfs, put it as another smb.conf option.

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