[Samba] Question about DFS

tell at posteo.de tell at posteo.de
Thu Apr 28 09:00:59 UTC 2016


i'm trying to figure out some specific things about Samba DFS.

1. What is the ordering method of a DFS Share with multiple servers 
(e.g. msdfs:serverB\\share,serverC\\share linkb ; Source: 
With a Microsoft DFS i have 3 options regarding the target. (Targets in 
a client's site are listed first in a referral. Nevertheless i can 
choose between: Random order, Lowest cost, Exclude targets outside of 
the client's site). Is it possible to achieve something similar with a 
samba DFS?

2. DFSR within samba is "not yet implemented." - is there any timetable 
for it?

3. Is there a way to provide the dfs "links" directly under the 
servername, without the namespace? (e.g. \\sambadfs\here)
In Windows this is possible with a "Workaround", the solution for that 
is a dfs consolidation root.
(Source: http://virot.eu/setting-up-a-dfs-consolidation-root/)

Any help is welcome - thank you very much in advance.



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