[Samba] Re: Dfs - Load Balancing

Matt Seitz seitz at metadata-systems.com
Thu Oct 30 16:53:39 GMT 2003

brian at krusic.com wrote:
>>1) How does it load balance?  Is it some sort of round robin?
> No, its more like autofs using NFS with sym links in the Unix 
> world.

Actually, MS-DFS can do load balancing.  You can define multiple targets for a 
DFS link.  The client can then pick any of those targets.

However, MS-DFS does nothing to make sure those targets are identical.  It is up 
to the administrator to make sure the targets stay synchronized.

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