[Samba] Sharing a shared folder

simo idra at samba.org
Tue Oct 9 18:41:45 GMT 2007

On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 12:34 -0600, Brandon Pedersen wrote:
> Hey,
> So, I have a Linux server that is mounting a CIFS share. The server then
> shares that share to everyone else. My question is does having it routed
> this way cause a major slow down? Do the files need to be copied to the
> mediator server before going out to the device that is requesting the file?
> Or is it able to forward the request to the other server to grab the files
> directly from there?
> I am curious about this because we have a big imaging server with a whole
> bunch of images on it and we are setting up this new server and don't want
> to move all the images over, thus we just mounted the images directory on
> the new server.
> What would you do?

Use a DFS Root, and redirect clients.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat Inc. <ssorce at redhat.com>

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