[Samba] Is it possible to use Samba as a proxy and cache for a slow CIFS drive ?

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Fri Mar 25 22:19:51 MDT 2011

From: Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 01:20:06 +0200

> On 25 March 2011 15:11, Martin Gilly <mg at metamagix.net> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > we have special scenario with a slow file share where Samba (maybe combined with other tools) could help by acting like as a CIFS proxy and caching system:

> > Maybe anybody can think of a way that Samba - maybe in combination with some other tools - can create a solution for this problem ?

> Maybe you could do this with a custom VFS module.

To set "msdfs proxy" parameter, Samba can act as a simple CIFS proxy
(with no cache function).

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at samba.gr.jp>

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