[Samba] Question about DFS

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Thu Apr 28 09:16:50 UTC 2016

Am 28.04.2016 um 11:00 schrieb tell at posteo.de:
> 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:
> https://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/msdfs.html)?
> 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

wouldn't it be better to setup a redundant cluster FS like ceph on the 
backend storage and so have just a simple, large share from the 
viewpoint of samba?

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