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Re: Admintool/config tool

On Fri, 3 Oct 1997, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:

> On Sat, 4 Oct 1997, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > On Fri, 3 Oct 1997, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > 
> > > I'm looking for any information about what the AdminTool/ConfigTool group
> > > is doing. I'm especially interested in any configuration file format or
> > > standard that was decided on.. (Ie I need a configuration file(s) for
> > > deity)
> > 
> >     - the config database is, at the moment, based on dcfgtool. a simple
> >       text file database.  advantage of this is that it can be manipulated
> >       with command line tools, from gui front-ends, and from vi or other
> >       text editor.
> Can you tell me more about dcfgtool? Is it just a simple key=value system
> with 'sections' provided by the file system? How does it handle comments
> in the config files and changing of values in the files, is there a C lib,
> etc.. How about multiple layers, like deity/ftp-method (presumably,
> /etc/config/deity/ftp-method) and so on..

Has the group considered IMSP (which I believe has been renamed to
ACAP)?  This is an IETF standard track protocol for centralized
configuartion of networked applications.  I've been using the Cyrus
IMSP implementation which uses a simple text database on the backend. 

Jean Pierre

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