Serving data from a script
Anders C. Thorsen
acthorsen at students.wisc.edu
Tue Jan 9 14:43:16 GMT 2001
did you look at the samba VFS?
some c programming with that and i.e. the database API (such as mysql++)
should do the trick.
From: samba-technical-admin at us5.samba.org
[mailto:samba-technical-admin at us5.samba.org]On Behalf Of
harakan at btinternet.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 1:44 PM
To: samba at us5.samba.org
Cc: samba-technical at us5.samba.org
Subject: Serving data from a script
I was wondering if anyone has done any investigations
into how to serve data to Samba via a script/application,
rather than directly from the file system? Or a way to
map a script into the file system?
Basically, I have an Intranet site (hosted on RH6.2) that
builds a virtual directory structure from a database, so
you can access
http://servername/file/virtual/path/to/file.ext, and the
access rights, file version, etc. are derived from the
database. I want users to be able to have read-only
access to the same files from NT boxes via Samba, but
still using the database for access control/versioning.
I've looked at extending the source code to support this
as another type (as with printers), but I can't distinguish
between local filesystem access for Samba versus local
filesystem access for client file requests. Of course, I'd
prefer to be able to support this using a virtual-FS so I
don't have to change Samba, but I've been unable to
find any tools that will do it...
Any hints or suggestions much appreciated,
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