[Samba] SAMBA with NetApp filer

Oliver Weinmann oliver.weinmann at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 29 06:17:32 GMT 2008


i just setup a NETAPP Filer and a few Unix/linux workstations myself with
samba-winbind. I came across a lot of problems but I found out it's best to
not use CIFS under Linux  as it doesn't work 100%. Instead you should try to
use NFS if you have a license for your netapp filer. We use mixed qtree
styles to ensure that both, windows and unix can change the permissions on a


On 4/28/08, udomsak chundang <udomsak.chundang at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm newbies in SAMBA and NetApp filer  , I use Filer with OpenLDAP  as  an
> authentication and authorization server , but look like  NetApp doesn't
> work properly
> ( can't authentication ) , NetApp engineer suggest me that NetApp work
> properly with pure
> ActiveDirectory  Environment. not  SAMBA + OpenLDAP backend like me have.
> so I solve this problem by make Samba as native PDC and use OpenLDAP as
> database backend.
> So authentication are complete but next problem is home
> directory  are  not
> automatic create.
> then  i try to solve this by mount NetApp CIFS share  as '\homedir'  and
> use
> mount.cifs  to mount
> as local dir but not work too.
> even if  i can mount CIFS on Filer but owner and permission after mount
> not
> work properly
> every file that i create on Filer are permission  777   and owner is who
> mount file system .
> but In correct way i want  'owner is who pass authentication and access
> only
> by owner '
> So if i authenticate through Filer permission is ok. ( but must change
> permission by hand )
> 1. It's possible that I use remote storage ( Filer ) as Samba local file ?
> 2. If it can , How do i ?
> everything on above is ok and correct if i use samba on local filesystem
> mount.cifs \\\\\\homedir /var/samba/cifs2 -o
> username=smb-perm,gid=513(domain users )
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