[Samba] Windows share "bridge"

Matthew Easton info at sublunar.com
Thu Feb 17 07:56:07 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 16 February 2005 06:27, Sebastian Schaetz wrote:
>  a samba "bridge" - a
> seperate machine that connects to the windows xp home machine, mounts
> the shares and serves them itself to the rest of the network. I made a
> little picture...

A fun hack, but I don't understand what your boss gains by this.  If you set 
up samba as the server, upgrade his computer to XP Professional,  and 
configure his computer as a domain client, nothing really needs change for 
him except that shared files live in a different place (i.e., on the server).  
This can be obfuscated with the judicious use of shortcuts and/or folder 

Is it that he wants to control who can access which shares? That's what he has 
you for. ;-)

If you want to improve your bridge, I think you have two things to try--- NIC 
and Disk.

Install gigabit nics for your workstation-to-samba bridge?

Set up IEEE1394 networking instead?  That's 400 MBPS if you can get Linux to 

Upgrade disks (and/or  invest hardware RAID 0) to get fastest possible disk 

Or consider getting rid of the samba server and simply upgrading your XP Home 
to Windows XP Professional (10 clients maximum).

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