[Samba] CIFS Session transfer

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Wed Feb 20 15:43:03 GMT 2002

"Sivaselvam, CN" wrote:
> Hi All,
> I would like to know if this is possible and if possible what is the
> complexity.
> Consider a CIFS client, SAMBA Server1 and Samba Server2.
> Say a session is established between a CIFS client and SAMBA server1. Is it
> possible for the SAMBA server1 to transfer/redirect/reestablish the
> connection to SAMBA server2 without the CIFS client knowing about this?  The
> session between the CIFS client and SAMBA Server1 should be closed and a
> session between CIFS client and SAMBA server2 should be opened both
> transparent to the CIFS client.

Look into MSDFS, which sends back a special error code to indicate 'this
directory not on this server', the client then asks for the real server
and tranparently reconnects.

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
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