[Samba] Question about DFS

tell at posteo.de tell at posteo.de
Thu Apr 28 10:14:55 UTC 2016

On 28.04.2016 11:16, Reindl Harald wrote:
> 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?
Good idea - but no, not possible (Legacy problems...).

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