Opportunities for Samba4 based CIFS proxies

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Nov 2 23:14:05 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 16:35 +0100, Ignacio Coupeau wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > With the work I now have in the Samba4 tree, we can now operate as a
> > CIFS proxy, potentially modifying the data stream in the process.  We do
> > so with the administrators permission (based on kerberos delegation),
> > but it does open up an interesting area of research for somebody wanting
> > to construct:
> > 
> >  - CIFS virus scanner
> >  - CIFS accelerator
> >  - CIFS aggregation server
> a question: is the "CIFS aggregation server" intended for load balance, 
> horizontal scalability (same namespace) or HA?

I was thinking of the horizontal stuff, were we map multiple servers
into one tree.

I know a lot of VC got sunk into this area in the last few years...

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.        http://suse.de
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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