[Samba] Windows share "bridge"

Chris McKeever techjedi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 16:15:25 GMT 2005

just a suggestion - but they have these great little networked hard
drives (200 GB for $400) --- it takes any administration out of the
question - I havent ever used them - but they are sure appealing

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 23:56:07 -0800, Matthew Easton <info at sublunar.com> wrote:
> 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
> redirection
> http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/happy.html#redirfold
> 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
> cooperate...
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/expert/bridgman_02march25.mspx
> Upgrade disks (and/or  invest hardware RAID 0) to get fastest possible disk
> throughput?
> 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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