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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: VFS and JNDI
Date Thu, 27 Feb 2003 19:32:54 GMT

On Thu, 27 Feb 2003, Costin Manolache wrote:

> - A JNDI wrapper for VFS providers will allow people to write providers
> using a simpler API ( and have them exposed as JNDI via the VFS->JNDI
> wrapper ).

+1. I looked into using VFS underneath my JNDI provider but ended up
skipping it as I couldn't see if I could ask if an element in the FS was a
container [ie directory] and because VFS didn't seem to support the

> I think we do need a separate component to:
> - simplify creation of generic JNDI drivers ( like config file abstraction,
> etc).
> - implement JNDI drivers for common config files
> - eventually map to and from jdk1.4 prefs
> - provide high-level JNDI tools - replication, deep copy, ant tasks, etc.
> Those will operate on both VFS and any other kind of JDNI ( config, etc ).

All sounds good.


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