dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 9 21:23:34 UTC 2007
Vulpes Velox wrote:
> On Sun, 07 Jan 2007 22:02:30 -0800
> Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>> Vulpes Velox wrote:
>>> I was just wondering. How many people here have given lots of
>>> though about integrating FreeBSD configuration with LDAP. I've
>>> just begun looking at it a lot more and was curious as to what
>>> other people think in this area.
>> It would be more useful to have this discussion if you defined what
>> you meant by "FreeBSD configuration" in more detail. You might also
>> want to search the archives first, there is a lot of discussion
>> about various proposals in this area, all of which end up getting
>> shot down because they don't offer sufficient added value to
>> justify the pain of the change.
> I mean exactly that. Initially I have begun looking at rc.conf as a
> logical starting point.
Why do you consider rc.d to be a logical starting point? The issue of
nss integration is much more useful, especially given that there is
critical mass for support to bring ldap into the base to make this
> Initially I think seeing a rc.d stuck right in right after NETWORKING
> would be very interesting to have. Right after NETWORKING is
> finished, a program is kicked off that updates a rc file that is then
> included after parsing rc.conf.
You've stated what you want to do, but you haven't said why. Please
note carefully what I said above. You need to demonstrate SIGNIFICANT
added value for this proposal to get any kind of serious
consideration. All you've said so far is, "this would be neat!" I was
serious about searching the archives, this ground has been pretty well
And yes, in case you're wondering, I _am_ being a bit harsh, but it's
for a purpose. Unless you really want to do it anyway, I don't want
there to be any confusion down the road when you come back to us with
a massive patch you expect to be integrated.
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