oddball question

Geir A. Myrestrand geir.myrestrand at falconstor.com
Wed Nov 15 17:54:08 GMT 2006

Tomasz Sienkiewicz wrote:
> Hi all,
>     I was curious whether anyone attempted to create a SAMBA library that
> could be used alongside an application that would 'mimic' the file system.
> Basically, I am curious if anyone combined samba server with storage
> (internal to the application) ala static web-server.
>     What I am trying to do is the following:
>     1. Create an app that pre-defines memory on filesystem, but keeps it
> protected
>     2. The app then populates the memory with data-files
>     3. Now the app can either act like a block device and can be mountable
> (think iso file) or alternately
>     4. It posts a samba share which then can be mounted transparently over
> the network on any system.

I'm frequently using Samba to serve out shares based on a file system 
created on a RAM disk, mounted as a loopback device.

Is this within the boundaries of what you want to achieve?


Geir A. Myrestrand

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