[Samba] Active/Passive Samba Cluster for Shared NFS Backend

Andrew Martin amartin at xes-inc.com
Thu Sep 18 08:17:50 MDT 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Volker Lendecke" <Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE>
> To: "Andrew Martin" <amartin at xes-inc.com>
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:32:52 AM
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Active/Passive Samba Cluster for Shared NFS Backend
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 01:57:42PM -0500, Andrew Martin wrote:
> >  * are there any other problems with this configuration?
> The only question I have is: Why? You should install Samba (Or the Ontap
> CIFS option for that matter) on the NFS server, that's a single point
> of failure anyway.
The NFS serve doesn't support integration with AD, so it cannot
authenticate Windows users to access the CIFS shares. Thus, I need to use
some type of gateway server that can support authenticating with AD via

Is it possible to do what I've described without needing to use CTDB
and a clustering filesystem?



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