Samba 2.2.0 PDC / Network Appliance Filer Question

Christopher Tresco ctresco at
Fri Apr 20 16:54:40 GMT 2001

I believe the file locking issue has been fixed...someone verify this...

Not sure bout the netapps, although it would be good to know since I 
am in the market...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-ntdom-admin at
> [mailto:samba-ntdom-admin at]On Behalf Of Corey Doster
> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 12:56 PM
> To: samba-ntdom at
> Subject: Samba 2.2.0 PDC / Network Appliance Filer Question
> Hi,
> I was curious to see if anyone has tried to join a Network Appliance
> filer running newer
> versions of DataONTAP to a Samba 2.2.0 PDC domain. Does it work?
> If not, is it possible to NFS mount the filesystems onto the Samba 2.2.0
> PDC and re-export them without running into file-locking issues? We
> would most likely implement this with FreeBSD 4.x,
> but are open to using Linux if it offers advantages in this arena.
> I have read through the older postings regarding this situation using
> 2.07 and older
> versions of the NetApp OS (there have been 2 if not 3 revisions of the
> DataONTAP since
> these postings). 
> In these cases, it was reported to be an issue with the NetApp code;
> just curious if the new Samba code or the NetApp folks have made any
> adjustments that affect this situation
> (but didn't get posted to the list?)
> I don't know exactly what I should be looking for on the NetApp support
> pages with regards to a bug fix that addresses this issue?
> We are considering purchasing some NetApp F85 filers, but I was hoping
> someone could speak
> to the current status of the Samba PDC/NetApp situation (and make
> suggestions/recommendations) before we make any solid decisions?
> Thanks in advance,
> corey

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