--- "Christopher R. Hertel" <crh@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'd love to see something more hierarchical and,
> particularly, something
> that enforces the relationships between parameters.
I once proposed a set of patches that introduced
internal consistancy testing, but it never went too
far. This might be a good time to look at
the problem once more.
However, there is a mismatch between the purpose
of a TDB and that of a configuration file. A tdb
that implemented structure, annotation and commentary
wouldn't be trivial.
> Perhaps the way to go
> (with Samba4?) is to build a back-end as has been
> done for so many other
> systems. The back-end would need to be able to read
> and write
> configuration files. (...and the old smb.conf
> format would have to be
> supported for backward compatibility.)
> As usual, this is really a 'money-where-my-mouth-is'
> sort of thing. If'n
> it's gonna happen, someone has to write it.
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