[Samba] Linux to Windows Dfs

Warwick Bruce Chapman budgee at theespot.co.za
Wed May 22 03:38:02 GMT 2002


Seems to me then that I should rather create a different share for each of the 
1400 users here?

Just means I have to change everything... Shite...

Hm... I will have to see.

Thank you anyway.


On Tuesday 21 May 2002 20:25, Urban Widmark wrote:
> On Tue, 21 May 2002, Warwick Bruce Chapman wrote:
> > # mount -t smbfs //server/share$/home/pupils/user /mnt/point -o
> > username=user
> >
> > Trying to mount any share within the Dfs root retruns:
> >
> > 23479: tree connect failed: ERRDOS - ERRnosuchshare (You specified an
> > invalid share name)
> > SMB connection failed
> >
> > Help...?
> You can't currently mount a directory below the share level. It wouldn't
> be that hard to support it but it's never been requested before.
> However, smbfs doesn't support dfs either so even with "submounts" I
> think you would run into trouble. (As I understand the dfs parts of smb
> the clients need to understand it and send requests to the right servers)
> I think the way to support it is simply a matter of recognising the error
> message that means "this directory lives on a different server" and then
> do a mount of that inside the kernel.
> It could work like this. You'd mount //server/share$, 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
> users.
> 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?)
> /Urban

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