[Samba] Mounted NFS share as Samba share

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 08:30:37 MST 2015

On 01/09/15 04:35, Denis Cardon wrote:
> Hi Tim,
>> is it possible to create a Samba share with full Windows ACL support 
>> based on a mounted NFS share?
>> What is needed e.g. as NFS mount options?
> unless you mount the share read only, you will have file locking 
> issues. So it may not be a good idea, even if you get the acl to work 
> properly.
> Cheers,
> Denis
>> Regards
>> Tim

I use autofs heavily for linux clients  e.g.
    /home/user1 mounts server1:/export/Home/user1,
    /home/user2 mounts server1:/export/Home/user2
    /home/user3 mounts server2:/export/Home/user3

Have samba share the /home directory for the "home" share for Windows 
made it easy to make it look like all home directories were in a single 
parent directory.      It had various limitations so I moved away from 
that.           Each NFS server also runs samba and, if necessary, I use 
DFS links.   E.g.  server1 has most home directories, shares 
/export/Home as "Home" in samba, with DFS links any home directories on 
different servers.


#cd /export/Home
#file *
#user1:         directory
#user2:         directory
#user3:         symbolic link to msdfs:server2\Home\user3

The point is that anything you wanted to do with Samba over NFS, you can 
probably accomplish by other means.

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