oddball question

James Peach jpeach at samba.org
Wed Nov 15 23:40:58 GMT 2006

On Nov 15, 2006, at 9:29 AM, 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.

If the app can act like a block device, why not just mount it and  
Samba serve out the resulting filesystem?

James Peach | jpeach at samba.org

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