[Samba] WinNT -> samba -> Linux -> NFS -> Solaris

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Dec 30 02:33:00 GMT 2002

On Fri, 2002-12-27 at 10:13, Carlos Oliva G. wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-12-26 at 19:44, Sundaram Ramasamy wrote:
> > 
> > I have Solaris machines that I'd like to use to
> > gain access to SMB shared drives.  I can get a Linux box to
> > mount SMB shares via samba.  I can get a Solaris box to access
> > files on a Linux box using NFS.  Can I get the Solaris box to
> > access files on the Linux box, which actually are mounted to SMB
> > shares using samba (smbmount) on the Linux box?
> > 
> > Is there any documents for this?
> > 
> > Thanks
> > -SR
> If I understood right, and assuming your smb shares are on a windows
> machine, you have something like this:
> windows box  ====>    Linux box    ====>   Solaris box
>               SMB                   NFS
> If that's correct, what you wanna do is perfectly possible and legal.
> You just need to mount the smb share from the (supposed) windows box to
> the linux one using samba, and then reexport the directory with the
> mount point using NFS to the solaris box... no extra docs are needed, be
> sure to activate oplocks in the samba config file on linux box.
> Regards,

Just watch out that NFS can make assumptions about inodes - particularly
the kernel-mode NFS daemon.  I would suggest either looking at a product
on your Solaris box directly - with something like smbwrapper or sharity
(commercial).  Less hops means less translations, which can make this
stuff a bit hairy.  You might also consider using a user-space NFS
daemon if the kernel one gives you grief. 

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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