[Samba] Ideas for distributed Samba servers

Ravi Channavajhala ravi.channavajhala at dciera.com
Mon Apr 12 05:50:48 MDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 7:17 AM, Stan Hoeppner <stan at hardwarefreak.com> wrote:
> Robert LeBlanc put forth on 4/11/2010 8:19 PM:
>> On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 9:03 AM, ravi channavajhala <
>> ravi.channavajhala at dciera.com> wrote:
>>> WAFS (Wide Area File System) appliances can be very well deployed for this
>>> sort of thing precisely.  Unfortunately, I don't know of any opensource
>>> project for WAFS.  However, commercial solutions such as Riverbed, Expand
>>> Networks, CISCO/WAFS, Juniper/Peribit do exist.
>> So far, this is the direction that we may go. We have looked at a Riverbed
>> product, it's good to know alternatives. This may not be as much of an issue
>> as it was in the past as I believe we my get a network upgrade that will
>> negate the need for this.
> I would think it would be cheaper and more straight forward to replace the
> GbE port on each end of the fiber link with a 10GbE port than to deal with
> the complexity of caching and replication, or other such options, especially
> for two buildings on the same campus.  The fiber link is on campus and thus
> you control any right-of-way issues, correct?

I'd like to know if anyone else thinks this can work as well as a
method with write back caching etc...


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