Serving data from a script

Harakan Software harakan at
Mon Jan 15 15:20:27 GMT 2001


Excuse my stupidity, but I still can't figure out how to get this to work. I
read through David's tutorial, and I understand the concept, the approach,
and the functions that he describes in his examples, BUT...

How do I actually *compile* SAMBA to include a VFS??? I have the 2.0.7
source code, and the VFS tutorial files. I can find no references to VFS in
the Samba source code, no files with the name "vfs.c" as is mentioned in the
ChangeLog, and no VFS examples or hook points. Where do I put the skeleton
VFS example, and how do I point Samba to it???

Yours in hope and frustration,


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Collier-Brown" <David.Collier-Brown at>
To: "Harakan Software" <harakan at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: Serving data from a script

Harakan Software wrote:
> Hi,
> Based on an old email I managed to find in a mailing list archive, I've
> found out about this cool feature - I wasn't aware of it before, but it
> sounds exactly like what I need.
> I've downloaded both the 2.0.7 and 2.2.0beta5 source trees, and I can't
> any examples or documentation on this feature, though. Could you tell me
> where I can get hold of the documentation/examples for Samba VFS?
> Alternatively, how do I add a VFS to the Samba source tree?

I did a tutorial for a slightly older version,

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