[Samba] Samba server participating in MSDFS?

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Feb 24 03:19:12 GMT 2004

On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, William Flavin wrote:

> I've been reading through a lot of documentation and
> haven't found the answer to this question.
> I'd like to setup a DFS Root on a Win2K3 server with
> some Samba server shares participating as replica
> links. Is this possible? I've got the shares setup on
> the Samba servers and have no trouble accessing them
> from windows computers. I tried to setup the links on
> the Win2k3 server, but the Samba shares are X'd out,
> meaning they cannot participate in replication. The
> error that pops up when clicking on the X'd share is
> "The RPC Server is unavailable". Is there any way to
> setup Samba to participate in replication setup on the
> Windows server.

Samba does not implement the necessary Windows RPC calls to do share

> My Samba servers are running Red Hat 7.3 and Samba
> 2.28.
> I read that you can add MSDFS support when installing
> Samba. However, It seems that all of the documentation
> contains information on setting up MSDFS with Linux
> servers participating only. I haven't seen any
> documentation on whether or not the Linux Samba server
> can participate in a DFS tree hosted on a Windows
> server. Thanks in advance for any information you can share.


- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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