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Documentation for Labs 3.2 file-servers configuration?

Question asked by mcq on Apr 30, 2009
Latest reply on May 5, 2009 by mcq
I recently built Alfresco from the Subversion HEAD and noticed that Labs 3.2 seems to configure its file-servers quite differently. The instructions at no longer seem to apply. Does anyone know if documentation exists that explains the changes? I'm running Labs 3.2 _Preview2_dev build r-1.

In Labs 3.1 and earlier, making changes to file servers like CIFS, FTP, NFS, were configured in the "file-servers-custom.xml" file in the extension directory in the classpath (i.e. alfresco/extension). The code in Labs 3.2 seems to ignore the file-servers-custom.xml file and instead reads file-server configurations from the classpath directory "alfresco/extension/subsystems/fileServers/default/default". This change caught me by surprise and took me a little while to figure out it was the cause of my CIFS server breaking – and the FTP server being started using IPV6, which got me a protocol exception on my Windows dev box.

In the 3.2 way of doing things, one improvement seems to be you can now define an override "" by adding a properties file to the new "subsystems" extension path. I'm still in the dark about the use of the "default/default" directories under the fileServers subsystem extension directory. Anyone know their meaning when configuring Alfresco file servers? The configuration path seems to be set in the class, with the first "default" subdirectory being the Type Name and the 2nd default sub-subdirectory being the ID of the "fileServers" subsystem category. I have yet to figure out where the Type Name and ID come from and whether they *should* be set to a value other than "default".

Has anyone seen documentation on the new file-servers configuration for Labs 3.2? Thanks.