[Samba] s3fs vs. zfs

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jul 3 12:06:04 MDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 10:28:02AM -0400, John Drescher wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Chris Weiss <cweiss at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Luiz Gustavo dos S. Costa
> > <luizgustavo at mundounix.com.br> wrote:
> >> Hi all..
> >>
> >> Is possible use the s3fs with ZFS (freebsd) ? how ?
> >
> > as I understand it, s3fs isn't a filesystem, it's a file server.  it's
> > basically the samba3 file server code with SMB3 protocol support
> > merged and integrated into samba4.  so just as always, the underlying
> > filesystem is not very relevant.
> > --
> I believe the issue is freebsd and other non linux zfs implementations
> come with an integrated cifs server.

No they don't. ZFS is many things, but an embedded CIFS server is not
one of them :-).

Solaris/Nexenta has an embedded CIFS (not SMB2) server, but not FreeBSD
(unless someone has ported it, which I'm not aware of).

There is a ZFS module zfsacl inside Samba that maps Windows ACLs
onto ZFS ACLs. That's probably what you want.


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