[Samba] Samba(4) + AFS
abartlet at samba.org
Thu Sep 29 22:57:37 GMT 2005
On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 15:05 -0400, Derek Harkness wrote:
> This maybe more appropriate on the developers list but I'll ask here
> Anybody know if any improved support for AFS is being added to either
> samba 3 or 4? We currently share all user home directories, shared
> files, web sites, etc. etc. from AFS using Samba. This setup is
> working great, thank you to everyone involved!! I'm just concerned
> that AFS support might not make it into 4.
There hasn't been a specific move to push the AFS support into Samba4 so
far, but in my understanding the majority of the work is in making up a
kerberos ticket and setting it into the kernel. This isn't that hard,
and I see no reason why it can't be done.
The main thing will be the extra mappings and funny games that Samba3
plays to make this work 'better'. Samba4 has a good NTVFS layer that
could either directly talk to the AFS servers, or talk to the linux
kernel as Samba3 does.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc. http://suse.de
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College http://hawkerc.net
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