s4-param: +foo syntax
jra at samba.org
Wed Dec 8 11:01:30 MST 2010
On Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 09:46:52PM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-12-08 at 11:14 +0100, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> > Hi Tridge,
> > > > Wouldn't it be clearer to use 'server services += openchange'?
> > >
> > > we discussed that, but were concerned about moving away from standard
> > > .ini file syntax in case other parsers/editors are used.
> > >
> > > > '+' might be a valid character in the list items.
> > >
> > > note that we created two types of lists, P_LIST and P_CMDLIST. P_LIST
> > > is only used for things where + and - makes sense.
> > >
> > > The ones where + and - might be used (eg. shell commands) use
> > > P_CMDLIST, which doesn't have this syntax change.
> > In 'valid users' you can specify '+grouname', but valid users should be
> > a P_LIST.
> I guess we will need to add another list type/exception if we decide to
> continue to support the + syntax for groups in valid users (which does
> not exist in the source4 code at the moment anyway).
> That said, I think this parameter is terribly overloaded, and given that
> all the examples I've ever seen are for @group, and that NIS for which
> the difference mattered is effectively dead, I think we should simply
> decline to support + and & for 4.0, if we can't come up with a better
> replacement for the whole 'valid users' thing.
We need this for the fileserver. There are too many smb.conf file out there
that use this that we would break.
Legacy's a tough cookie :-).
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