Large-scale Samba installs?

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Fri Aug 18 17:38:44 GMT 2000

"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> > I'm pretty sure I can make Samba work in a symmetric failover
> > situation by running two separate instances of Samba and binding only
> > to the appropriate interface in each (the cluster does IP address
> > takevoer in the event of a failover).  My guess is that this is what
> > HP does in their packaging of Samba for their HA servers.  This would
> > be a major selling point for Samba, since the commercial product can't
> > do this (i.e. half of our cluster is basically sitting idle)... though
> > of course they promise that it will be "supported in the next release"
> > ;-)
> There has been work on this.  I don't know the status but someone on the
> list probably will.
> Folks:  Who's got High Availability running?

I worked on the Samba plugin for SGI failsafe (now Open
Sourced) whilst at SGI. It worked pretty well. Herb, do
you want to comment ?


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