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Re: FC2 and general LDAP Support

On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 16:12, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Roland K=E4ser?= wrote:
> Look at the mail from Nicolas Mailhot. This is one of my points. Now, we 
> have all the configuration stuff spread over a lot of configuration 
> files. This structure is matured since the first version of Unix. But to 
> maintain all this files become more worse over the time. Yet the KDE 
> comes with a lot of new configuration files so on with every other 
> application on the whole system. The redmond bill hat not that many good 
> ideas but the one with the registry was a good one. If we wanna make 
> linux become a more professional operating system and feels in a more 
> homogeneous way. We need to replace all this fragments of configuration 
> spread nearly over the whole file system by an more professional way of 
> an configuration concept. It doesn't needs all to be changed by the next 
> fedora release but I strongly think that to store all the configuration 
> settings inside a centralized configuration store whould  anymore 
> enhance the release.  And nicolas has right; if we are the first ones 
> who forces this concept it probably becomes a standard in the linux 
> distributions.
> And for an other benefit, think about the possibilities of hanging a 
> centrailized configuration store for all workstations an servers on big 
> network. All the workstation configurations are stored in one single 
> place (with backup servers of corse) and needs only to be maintaind at 
> this place. I can imagine the next TCO studies from all the business 
> analysts for comparing windows with linux. The TCO of linux whould come 
> extremly down by using a such concept.
> Was that enough arguments for establishing a ldap server for the user 
> records.

Perhaps. On thing is missing though. Someone needs to implement this
and prove it's "better". And since just about each project uses
it's own config file parsing/format, all those need to be enhanced.
Which is a lot of work, and chances are the changes will not get
upstream atleast for a while.
If not, all one adds is yet another config system.
We also have gconf, which might be extended to this concept.

Vennlig hilsen/Best Regards
Nils Olav Selåsdal
System Engineer
UtelSystems a/s

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