[Samba] Reshare of a Samba mount

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 09:24:22 MDT 2011

I don't think you have to define a DFS root.

On the unix level you can create a symbolic link


server1# cd /export/data1
server1# ln -s  msdfs:server2\sata2 data2

Assuming that server:/export/data1 is shared in samba as \\server1\data1

the link is meaningless for  unix user but if a widnowsyou connect to 
\\server1\data1, and click on data2, you will be actually be redirected 
to \\server2\data2 share-  server1 does not actually reshare anything.

On 06/08/2011 10:48 AM, will ryder wrote:
> Having a little bit of trouble understanding how my configuration might work.
> Having seen this :
> http://communities.netapp.com/thread/3616
> Does this mean that the  DFS root is on the RHEL and NetApp is a leaf node ?
> Would anyone have a sample configuration for what i would like to do or could suggest one?
> Thanks
> Will
> On Jun 7, 2011, at 9:39 PM, Chris Weiss wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 3:27 PM, will ryder<wjryder at me.com>  wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am running a samba server that has two shares:
>>>         i) Local directory
>>>         ii) samba mount on  NetApp Filer.
>>> The samba server is running on RHEL 5.
>>> There is a large transfer speed difference between the local directory and samba mount.
>>> I have run some tests and determined this is due to RHEL5 reshare of the samba.
>>> Does anyone have suggestions so that I can make this faster ?
>> use a DFS link so that clients access the netapp cifs directly.
>> re-sharing is always going to cause some sort of problems, performance
>> is usually the least of them.
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