Centralized sharing [Was: (no subject)]
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Mon May 14 20:06:15 GMT 2001
Two ways I can think of:
The old way: Mount the shares on the samba server using smbmount
(assuming it's a Linux box). Reshare the mounted shares.
This also reportedly works with NFS.
The new way: Use the DFS code to combine all of the shares into one
virtual share. See the 'host msdfs' parameter in the
smb.conf(5) man page as a starting point.
Not all clients can talk to DFS shares, so consider your environment.
This question should really be on the samba at samba.org list, BTW.
> I'm pretty sure the answer to this question is "no", but I figured I'd
> give it a shot:
> Is there any way to share out shares from different machines off of one
> smb server? For example, I have three machines which contain filesystems
> that need to be shared. I'd like to have all these shares stored in one
> central location in network neighborhood, rather than three. Is it
> possible, without using a gateway and nfs mounting all the filesystems
> there (which creates an extra hop, and may cause locking probs)? THanks
> in advance.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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