[Samba] Linux to Windows Dfs
ctooley at amoa.org
Tue May 21 13:48:02 GMT 2002
On Tue, 2002-05-21 at 15:25, Urban Widmark wrote:
> On Tue, 21 May 2002, Warwick Bruce Chapman wrote:
> > # mount -t smbfs //server/share$/home/pupils/user /mnt/point -o username=user
> > Trying to mount any share within the Dfs root retruns:
> > 23479: tree connect failed: ERRDOS - ERRnosuchshare (You specified an invalid
> > share name)
> > SMB connection failed
> > Help...?
> You can't currently mount a directory below the share level. It wouldn't
> be that hard to support it but it's never been requested before.
I have wished for this for a long time. The ability to mount some
directory down the tree without making a ton of shares would be great.
> However, smbfs doesn't support dfs either so even with "submounts" I
> think you would run into trouble. (As I understand the dfs parts of smb
> the clients need to understand it and send requests to the right servers)
> I think the way to support it is simply a matter of recognising the error
> message that means "this directory lives on a different server" and then
> do a mount of that inside the kernel.
> It could work like this. You'd mount //server/share$, but since that
> contains dfs the kernel smbfs would automatically mount other servers on
> various directories. The end result could be a series of mounts like this:
> /mnt/point -> //server/share$
> /mnt/point/home -> //server2/homes
> /mnt/point/home/pupils -> //pupilserver/homes
> For now you'll have to mount directly from the server that exports the
> different dfs things (I don't know if that is even possible). So to get
> "//server/share$/home/pupils/user" on /mnt/point you'd do:
> mount -t smbfs //pupilserver/user$ /mnt/point -o ...
> Which sucks if you have a lot of different servers handling different
> I think I know how to support dfs, but I don't really need it. If I get
> around to implementing this it will be against the samba dfs support as I
> don't have access to any windows systems using dfs.
> (anyone that knows the relative quality of the samba dfs support?)
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