samba 4: a new configuration system?
abartlet at samba.org
Thu Jun 23 05:51:40 GMT 2005
On Thu, 2005-06-23 at 07:45 +0200, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> the main problem I see with a text based config is that we need to kepp
> an in memory copy of the parameters, need to manually resync this cache when
> the text file has changed. and things like adding delete and mofify shares,
> from smbd itself is not so easy. It's very hard to keep the structure of the file
> and the comments on it when you change any parameter for a share via RPC calls.
Is it really that hard? Sometimes the comments might move around, but
why should changing;
foo frob support = yes
foo frob support = no
require changing anything other than that line?
Why can't we just add new parameters (non-default value) to the end of
the section? Tools like redhat's system-config-samba might not produce
perfect, pretty results, but they do keep the comments...
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc. http://suse.de
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College http://hawkerc.net
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