directories in mysql db.

eric at eric at
Wed Jan 16 01:09:04 GMT 2002

Hi !

This mail will consist of one big thought and you fellows will most
probably laugh and throw empty cokecans in my direction. :)

Well, here goes nothing...

I have developed a web-file archive on unix which is used by a lot of
people. The files in the archive is not stored on the disk as usual,
instead the filenames and "properties" of the file is saved in a
mysqltable(really any database, but currently mysql) and on the file is
saved to disk with a id number as filename. The idnumbered filenames are
hashed in directory tree, depending on configuration. 

However, my bold question is! 

Can I modify samba to get filenames and stuff from a mysqltable upon
directory listing and when the file is accessed read the data from my
directory tree?

I guess this is very possible, the question is if it is A LOT of work or
just some work. :) Much of it depends on how the functions are
abstracted within the samba source. 

I havent looked much at the source in this respect, but maybe someone
with some feeling for the source could give me some thoughts about this.

Thanks in advance, and I will duck for the empty cokecans, the not-empty
ones to. :)


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