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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: Re: [JXPath] Plans for JNDI, JMX and Filesystems?
Date Sun, 04 Jan 2004 15:32:28 GMT
> From: "Phil Steitz" <>
> Date: 2004/01/03 Sat PM 07:10:01 EST
> To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <>, 
> 	"Apache Directory Developers List" <>
> Subject: Re: [JXPath] Plans for JNDI, JMX and Filesystems?
> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> > Henri,
> > 
> > You misunderstood.  I meant a JNDI service provider for file system objects,
> > such that a DirContext is a Directory, files are present as objects, file
> > system attributes are JNDI attributes, etc.  Sun had a beta file system
> > provider in an earlier version of JNDI, but it pretty much suffered for lack
> > of features, and is no longer provided.
> > 
> Yes, a fs context provider would make a good addition to directory-naming. 

Here, here! I agree as well.  Also on my wish list are the 
following JNDI providers:

Webdav/DeltaV with extentions for Subversion

BTW some of the slide code may perhaps come in handy for this.
Don't know for certain until I do some research.


>   The basic ingredients for this are already there in the sources from 
> tomcat (see the FileDirContext class in the resources package of 
> naming/core).  I am working on repackaging and getting the web site out 
> for this component.  I will post a link back to this list when the website 
> is out.

Thats great.  I would love to help on this but I need to get 
Eve up and running soon.  I've been too busy reading literally
thousands of pages in IETF and ITU documents lately: refreshing

I can help work on this at a high level however I cannot get
into the code until after a couple of months of groking Eve.


Oh and another thing I think Noel and I spoke about it at 
some point in time: let's see if we can get file system
change notification working for filesystems like NTFS which
support it.  Unfortunately UNIX does not have a filesystem
with this feature out there.  Don't know why but I suspect
it may have something to due with the locking model differences
between NTFS and most other FS. 


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