Just an idea...
tajthy at mail.euroweb.hu
Thu Jan 8 19:03:15 GMT 1998
I have an idea. Maybe good or not so...
It would be nice if compressed files could be used thru samba. It could be
a new item in the smb.conf share names to state the share contains
compressed file. In the specific dir there would be a file stating the
original file sizes and all the compressed (e.g. gzip'd or any other
compressor set in the smb.conf) files.
If a read request occurs the smbd uncomress the file to /tmp (or a given
path) and serve the request from this temporary file. After the request
this file could be removed (or cahced for the next read and removed if too
many files are open such way...)
If a write it worx the same as the prev. dest, but if the file size
changes it updates the file size info file. After closing the file the
file could be compressed again and replace the original file.
Would it be too hard? What would be the problems??? Is it suggested by the
samba GURUs? Would anyone be interested in such a feature??? Any ideas
If nothing agains this I could try to add... Maybe...
TIA && bye From:, the slowhand
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