NetApp Filer and Samba

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Mon Jul 31 21:40:59 GMT 2000

"Douglas K. Fischer" wrote:
> Can't speak too much toward CIFS features. The main impetus behind our
> NetApp purchase was NFS performance. NFS-mounting /var/mail is horrible,
> unless sourced from a NetApp. When it comes to CIFS, we're solid Samba
> disciples :-)

Interesting. Every tried a later Linux kernel ? That's what we use
here at VA, and it works well (mind you we spent lots of time on Linux
NFS fixes).

> We are currently using an NT PDC, but might be looking to move to a Samba
> PDC in the future. Interoperability between NetApps and Samba PDCs would
> definitely be nice if we make that move.

Not currently easy to do unless someone with access to a
NetApp wants to donate the code changes needed, sorry.


Buying an operating system without source is like buying
a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.

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