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Re: linux registry (no, not that again!)



On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 17:48 +0100, Jonathan Andrews wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 17:33, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-07-28 at 15:38 +0100, Jonathan Andrews wrote:
> > > If it cant be edited by a text editor its a bad idea.
> > 
> > No, it's not... If something is damaged, broken or corrupted, it can be
> > easily fixed by using a simple line or text editor. You can even boot
> > from a bootable recue CD and fix the problem. Can you do that with
> > Windoze propietary, binary, monolithic registry? No.
> 
> 
> Errrrr .... so like I said
> "If it CANT be edited by a text editor its a BAD idea" ???

Yep! I misread your sentence. Sorry.

> 1)	reading VARIABLE=value pairs and  
> 2)	writing VARIABLE=value pairs.
> 
> 
> So the plain text file with this 
> 
> DEVICE=eth0
> BOOTPROTO=none
> ONBOOT=yes
> IPADDR=10.10.10.5
> NETMASK=255.255.255.0
> USERCTL=no
> PEERDNS=no
> GATEWAY=10.10.10.1
> TYPE=Ethernet
> 
> could be altered with a function like this
> 
> result=write_configfile("/etc/sysconfig/networking/ifcfg-eth0","ONBOOT","no");
> 
> and 
> 
> result=read_configfile("/etc/sysconfig/networking/ifcfg-eth0","ONBOOT",&mystring);

Yeah! For really simple configuration information, this could be useful.
Now try expressing thousands of Snort rules with that scheme, and your
head will start aching.



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