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From Randy Terbush <ra...@zyzzyva.com>
Subject Re: dbm -> db
Date Fri, 19 Jan 1996 18:10:47 GMT
> 
>  
> > > Any objections to the use of AuthDBUserFile and AuthDBGroupFile ?
> > > 
> > > rob
> > 
> > Actually, is there really a reason to distinguish between the two?
> > It would be rare if not impossible to support both on any machine,
> > and leaving them as AuthDBM would make the .htaccess files portable.
> 
> I think the distinction is useful on the systems where there is
> a clear difference between db and dbm.
> 
> Anyway, your .htaccess files might be more portable if they used AuthDB
> since it's now explicit what's being used. There's not much in it, so
> I'm inclined to stick with Andy Cohen's original decission which was to
> change the names.
> 
> 
> rob
> 

The .htaccess files would not be portable to a site that needed
DBM format files.

Pointing the .htaccess files to an area and file outside of the
mirrored tree would then allow the .htaccess files to be portable
while doing the right thing with the file itself.

Minor nit, however could be useful.




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