[Opendnssec-develop] Re: common configuration file

Jakob Schlyter jakob at kirei.se
Thu Apr 2 06:22:32 UTC 2009

On 30 mar 2009, at 14.05, Jakob Schlyter wrote:

> for a number of stuff, we need a common OpenDNSSEC configuration  
> file that all our tools can use. things that would go into this  
> would be some runtime parameters, like the configured pkcs11-libs etc.

dispite our less liking of XML, I've made small draft XML config that  
I would like us to consider.


this would allow us to parse all text input as XML. if we want to do  
YAML it would look like this if I understand YAML correctly:

# OpenDNSSEC.yaml
  sca6000: { Module: /usr/lib/libpkcs11.so, PIN: test:1234 }
  softHSM: { Module: /usr/local/lib/libsofthsm.so, PIN: test:5678 }
  Interval: 3600
  KeygenInterval: 3
  BackupDelay: 3

At first sight, it seems like the YAML is much more compact (and thus  
better), but there are of course other issues lurking. I'd prefer XML  
since it would be only one parser to link to (and we already depend on  
XML for other stuff) and that we'd keep all our config-files in one  
single format, but I really don't care that much if becomes and issue.  
However, I do care that the parsing is done correctly, i.e. if we do  
YAML we parse with a real YAML library (so we can do fancy data  
structures like mappings of mappings) or we do XML (with XPath or the  


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