Centralized sharing [Was: (no subject)]
davecb at canada.sun.com
Tue May 15 12:40:48 GMT 2001
"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> 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.
Can someone on the list (preferably the person
who got dfs running) write a short note on what
Back in November 1999 Luke wrote:
however, there are limitations: the path
name that is passed across is the FULL dfs path name
(\server\dfs-mount-point[\directory][\file]) so i've had to add
unix_dfs_convert() which calls unix_convert() after first checking dfs
paths, and converting to local if necessary.
ms's dfs implementation is weird: there appears to be a large burden
placed on the client, and the ms dfs client acts REALLY strange:
attempting to do SMBgetatr on mount points; doing NTcreateX on mount
points; attempting to create \server\dfs-mount\DESKTOP.INI ?????!
Ms sdescribes it at:
> Not all clients can talk to DFS shares, so consider your environment.
What ones fail? I'd suspect WfW and perhaps Warp...
> This question should really be on the samba at samba.org list, BTW.
Redirected to samba-docs, as we need a how-to.
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