[Samba] Sharing same directory with Samba and NFS

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jul 21 15:10:38 MDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 08:58:27PM +0000, jrmailgate-samba at yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> >I'm running a single RHEL5 server that is currently serving out home
> >directories and a public share via Samba. My Linux desktop clients would
> >like to access these same shares via NFS. So, the age-old question, is it
> >possible or am I looking at a lifetime of pain and corrupted data?
> >
> >I will eventually be running a cluster of 3 servers, one running Samba, one
> >running NFS and one as a standby.
> >
> >I've read that "it's possible but....." nothing really specific.
> Hi.
> I can only speak anecdotally, but we've been using Samba to serve filesystems to Windows clients from a Solaris server while simultaneously sharing the same filesystems to other Solaris, AIX and Linux boxes using NFS for over ten years without any issues.

It certainly works for most normal cases, it can get a little
funny when you need specific behaviors with notifications etc.


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