[Samba] Auto-Extracting/expanging ISO images

Greg Freemyer greg.freemyer at gmail.com
Wed May 25 19:23:02 GMT 2005

On 5/25/05, Nathan Vidican wrote:
> Perhaps a bit off-topic, but figured this might be a good question to pose
> to the list before I go off re-inventing the wheel again...
> 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
> 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.
> http://www.wmptl.com/

With Linux, what you dscribe is very easy, not sure about FreeBSD.

With Linux you would just use a loopback mount to mount the image.

mount -o loop   /path_to_iso1   /path_to_mount_point1

Then use Samba to share the mount_points

Greg Freemyer
The Norcross Group
Forensics for the 21st Century

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