Meaning of NULL share names in registry?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Apr 28 03:03:35 MDT 2015

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 10:49:03AM +0200, Michael Adam wrote:
> I originally intended to allow more registry keys to contain
> config data and allow for configuration to be distributed across
> these several sources with dynamic includes, similar to what we
> are doing with files. That was the motivation allowing these
> 'dangling' parameters: have a possibly dynamic include of a
> registry key that adds parameters to whatever section is
> currently open.

From my POV one of the benefits of the registry config is that we've been
able to start fresh and thus restrict it much more than the historically
grown smb.conf include/substitute hell. The main uses of the registry
config I've seen so far are command-driven (net conf) and cluster-wide
applications with a strict feature set. So I would like to see this
feature go and leave the registry config as strict as it is right now.


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