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Re: back-config design considerarions - Admin Guide fodder
--On Thursday, July 28, 2005 1:46 PM -0700 Howard Chu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
--On Thursday, July 28, 2005 8:07 PM +0200 Michael StrÃder
> Quanah, I do see all the advantages of slapd.conf mentioned above.
> But I also see the issues with inconsistencies and user confusion.
> Arent' you then questioning usefulness of back-config in general?
No, not at all. I already intend to use it on my production systems.
However, for doing a wide range of testing where I can make immediate
changes and restart the server with a new version of slapd.conf, no,
I don't intend to use it.
You realize, of course, that the whole point to back-config is that it
allows making immediate changes without needing to restart the server.
Of course. But its much easier to document a given tests configuration
through a file which is quite explicit in format. The point isn't just to
make modifications and keep going. It is to have an easily documented
configuration that I can attach to various tests and their results. And
sometimes a point of the tests is to restart the server. I think having
tests that use back-config and change options on the fly is also a valid
pursuit I wish to tackle. But a separate one.
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