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