Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: aliases.conf API?
Author Woody
From: "Stefan Heymann" <lists@...>
>> Perhaps what is needed is some more advanced version of aliases.conf
>> that is a database in its own right like aliases.fdb ;)
> IIRC a database product named "InterBase 7" from a company named
> "CodeGear" ;-) has a database that keeps security *and* alias
> information in a database.
> You could grant/revoke rights to the alias table to users and roles -
> if it were in a database and not in a text file.

The more I think about it, the more I like this idea. The FB engine already
uses the security db for user information, why couldn't it also keep up with
aliases and the associated rights? API functionality could be built in for
adding/deleting/etc. the same as for users. This would also make remote
maintenance even easier which is alot of what I do from home.

I think a robust (and hopefully aggresive) discussion should be started in
FB Dev if there isn't one already. Personally, I'd be willing to build
and/or donate time to a management app/service to utiltize this
functionality and put it up on SourceForge as OS. :)

Woody (TMW)