[Samba] Can I mount an NFS volume and re-export via SAMBA?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon May 5 16:33:51 GMT 2008

On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Jim Hall <james_f_hall at yahoo.com> wrote:
> We have an NFS filer right now that we need to provide
>  our windows users access too. For various reasons they
>  won't use SFU, etc. In our legacy environment we have
>  a file server that does NFS/CIFS natively. In our new
>  environment not so much. We want to provide this
>  service to our users and the solution proposed to me
>  is to utilize SAMBA as the mechanism to do so. After
>  doing exhaustive googling and searching I can't seem
>  to find if this is doable, and if it is what kind of
>  things I should  be on the lookout for, or configuring
>  the system for.
>  So first, is it possible?
Yes. I have been reexporting nfs with samba for many years.

>  Second, if it is possible is it just a matter of
>  mounting the NFS volume on the SAMBA server and then
>  re-exporting to the Windows clients?
Yes. The only problem is that oplocks sometimes give you trouble.


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