FW: : Re: Multiple smbd processes generated

Towers, Tim (London) ttowers at MLE.CO.UK
Thu Mar 9 16:50:19 GMT 2000

Dear Dave,

Doesn't this only work if you're using samba as a domain
controller and the client says "net use h: /home"

I've not got it to redirect "//server1/username" to "//server2/username"
when the NIS map says "user server2:/path/&"

Though if it could be done I'd be VERY keen.


"David Collier-Brown" <davecb at canada.sun.com> wrote in message
news:<38BD2F89.50CD0847 at canada.sun.com>...
> Andrew Boswell wrote: 
> > NFS hopping is pretty crucial to our current Samba architecture.  Its
> > one of the features which we really like about Samba and usually works
> > fine over our network.  So we can't get rid of the problem by only
> > Samba serving local filestore.
> 	If you're using automounter and NIS to serve home
> 	directories via NFS, you can use a Samba option
> 	to auto-redirect the SMB connections to the actual
> 	fileserver with the home directories. This basically
> 	allows samba to say says "redirect your mount request 
> 	to <server x>", where server x has the actual disks
> 	in question and is also running Samba.
> 	This is also discussed in 
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba/chapter/book/ch06_06.html#ch06-27466
> 	I think one could fake a homedir map without using nis: It's
> 	a "mere matetr of programming" (;-))
> 	Personally, I try to centralize home directories onto
> 	a fairly large server, and use the budgetary savings
> 	to fund RAIDing it and ordering some fast-repair options...
> --dave
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