[Samba] Sharing a shared folder

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Thu Jan 3 21:54:42 GMT 2008

simo wrote:
> 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.

Could you please elaborate on this?

How do I redirect clients to a remote samba server?

I am trying to set up a connection via a VPN.


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