Nicolas Williams' source environment variables

Dan Kaminsky effugas at
Wed Feb 2 21:23:23 GMT 2000

> On Thu, 3 Feb 2000, Dan Kaminsky wrote:
> > Rather than turning smb.conf into YASL(Yet Another Scripting Language),
> > perhaps it'd be better to keep it hook based, but with a twist:
> > 
> > Presently, we include outside files.  Why not allow inclusion based upon
> > outside executables?
> no, no, and no.
> use outside exes to _generate_ the scripts, off-line.

If they're fully pregenerated, you lose alot of flexibility.  If you turn
smb.conf into a new scripting language, you lose alot of ease of use.

I really don't mind leaving smb.conf as an almost wholly variabled
environment, if I can bounce out into an external script to determine the
appropriate policy given a set of inputs.

This isn't all that big of a deal, Luke.


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