[ntp:hackers] Re: Config file format
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Mon Feb 21 12:08:41 PST 2005
I assume the ISC format is generic and used in multiple places. I assume
it is phrase structured like samba and others and has a look and feel
familiar to programmers. I assume it is table driven and readily
interfaceable to the existing protocol modules. I am willing (anxious)
to adapt the protocol modules to a more generic interface and to not
have to do ugly casting for each data type.
What is your take on the interface between the configuration and
John Pettitt wrote:
>David L. Mills wrote:
>>Brian & Co.,
>>Can we do this in stages? I really and truly do want the configuration
>>mess to be cleaned up so valuable features like Manycast server
>>discovery can be implemented. I see real problems with the
>>configuration interface to the various modules in the system,
>>asynchronous DNS and so forth. Security is really simple. No remote
>>configuration for now. No HTTP for now. Can we get this ship moving?
>So if we forget how the config gets to the daemon for a moment and look
>at the file format - what's the collective wisdom on my suggestion to
>use the same syntax as isc dhcpd?
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