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.

Chris -)-----

> 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.
> Tim

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
crh at nts.umn.edu              Networking and Telecommunications Services

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