[Samba] msdfs (Was: smb an NFS dir?)

Simon Hobson shobson-lists at colony.com
Wed May 25 14:49:24 GMT 2005

Tobias Bluhm wrote:

>Using your example, if all the proper configuration has been done and G:
>is mapped to \\server1\main_share, G:\branch_office will appear as a
>directory to clients, be totally accessable and "contain" everything in

That's wonderful. I'd tried doing that with symlinks and NFS mounts 
but there were some locking issues with Office documents. My aim was 
to have a single, company wide, G: drive that looks the same to 
everyone, but with stuff physically located (as far as practical) on 
a server local to the users who'll be using it - it looks like msdfs 
will do it for me.


Now all I need is a spare weekend to test it and set it all up :-(


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