Indexing Services

Ralph Boehme rb at
Fri Feb 5 20:08:03 UTC 2016

On Fri, Feb 05, 2016 at 11:43:31PM +0000, Greg Silverman wrote:
> Is it possible for the Linux server running samba to provide Windows or Mac
> with the index files they use, so they will not generate indexes themselves
> by reading all files in the share?
> Can the samba share host a search service that clients will use, to avoid
> indexing, themselves?

as pointed out by Michael, since Samba 4.3 we support Spotlight. The
wiki article is good starting point, though I have some pending
updated for it, just lacking time to finish the rewrite.


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