[Samba] samba3, nfs mounted directory, and dfs

adrian sender adrian_au1 at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 18 06:25:44 GMT 2007

Hi Dave

Mount --bind

Symlink only points at a directory, creates a link to that directory but 
doesn’t act like one.

Symlinks can be accidentally removed and create management issues; therefore 
in some cases it is acceptable to create a hard link that is not breakable.

One way to achieve this is with mount –bind

[root at localhost ~]# mount --bind /test/ /mnt/bind/

>From: "Dave" <dmehler26 at woh.rr.com>
>Reply-To: Dave <dmehler26 at woh.rr.com>
>To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
>Subject: [Samba] samba3, nfs mounted directory, and dfs
>Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 11:30:39 -0400
>    I hope this is the right place to ask this one.
>    I've got a FreeBSD 6.2 machine acting as an nfs server. It's exporting 
>a home directory to several machines. On the server that home directory has 
>a symlink in it to another directory on the filesystem. As long as users 
>are on the server they can view the directory symlinked to, but if viewing 
>through samba, they're logged on to another machine, that directory 
>obviously doesn't show up because the endpoint doesn't exist on the nfs 
>clients. I'm wondering would dfs fix this? If so, would i have to do it on 
>the server or client boxes?

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