[Samba] Auto-Extracting/expanging ISO images

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Wed May 25 18:57:13 GMT 2005

>Has anyone, or does anyone know of, a way to directly mount or utilize and
>iso image file as a filesystem? I'd like to use samba to create a series of
>shares based on ISO images; assuming one can mount an ISO image file one
Any reason to use seperate shares?  Many programs will deal with their 
install data being not directly attached to a drive letter, and even so, 
you could still mount a drive below the root of a share.  (net use q: 

How about if you were to create one share that housed several 
subdirectories.  Use those subdirs as automount keys with the relevant 
data for automounting in place.

>could in theory serve windows clients as a cdrom archive (of course assuming
>performance loss vs dealing with an extracted/actual cdrom). Anyone have any
>ideas where I may go with this? Using FreeBSD as the underlying O/S on 64bit
>dual AMD Opteron hardware if it matters any.
>Nathan Vidican
>nvidican at wmptl.com
>Windsor Match Plate & Tool Ltd.

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