[Samba] Re: NFS4 as SMB share

Al Active LLLActive at GMX.Net
Tue Jan 17 09:36:47 GMT 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-16 at 12:58 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Al Active wrote:
> > Greetings all,
> > 
> > Can Samba export SMB file and directory shares off a NFS-Clinet's NFSv4
> > shares? The Samba is on the NFSv4-Client. The NFS-Share is mounted
> > on /Data on the NFS-Client/Samba Server? 
> > 
> > Any rights issues to consider?
> You certainly can, but it could be potentially slow/problematic dealing 
> with file locking.  

Is it a file locking problem from the NFS-Client's side, or is it a
problem in the Samba Server? 

Has anyone ever tried NFSv4 yet? "NFSv4 is not just a simple protocol
evolution of NFSv3. It has been fully redesigned to overcome the
limitations of its predecessor." (Vincent Roqueta - NFSv4 group ).

> My last attempt (using a linux (rhel3) NFSv3 server) 
> yielded very poor file locking performance.

I will send this info also to Vincent Roqueta's NFSv4 group to query

> -- Rex

Thanx for the info Rex


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