[Samba] mount.cifs ms dfs and failover

Jeff Layton jlayton at samba.org
Mon Sep 3 18:18:06 MDT 2012

On Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:31:28 +1000
Sam Abed <samsabed at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>   I can't find any reference on if linux understands multiple targets when it mounts a MS dfs share, specifically if it can failover.
> I can mount a MS dfs share fine, however if the server "picked" is shutdow the mount hangs. I tried it on a recent ubuntu to discount the "enterprise" lag.
> am I missing something or is it not working

(cc'ing linux-cifs)

No, there's currently no support for failover with Linux CIFS DFS code.
Once it picks the server, it stays with it.

Jeff Layton <jlayton at samba.org>

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