[Samba] Transparent File Caching

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Sep 3 18:36:25 MDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 01:43:51PM -0400, Ryan Whelan wrote:
> This is not really a samba question, but if anyone would know that answer,
> it would be this group. :)  Are there any Open Source projects that offer
> network file caching for SMB/CIFS? Something like what Squid does for HTTP.
> If not, do you think it would be difficult to position Samba into such a
> role?  We are going to use Cisco WAAS for branch locations, but I think the
> cache in the devices may not be enough for some locations.
> Food for thought if nothing else :)

Samba code could be repurposed for that role, but it
would require quite a bit of thought. I think it's a
good idea, but don't have the bandwidth to do it.


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