[Samba] Question about DFS

Jason Chang jhchang76 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 22:05:39 UTC 2016

I see. I based my answer on a older distribution. 4.1.6.  Thanks Jeremy for
the info.

On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:51 AM, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 10:08:54AM -0700, Jason Chang wrote:
> > 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?
> 4.4.x and 4.3.x have "msdfs shuffle referrals"
> <description>
>         <para>If set to <constant>yes</constant>, Samba will shuffle
>         Dfs referrals for a given Dfs link if multiple are available,
>         allowing for load balancing across clients. For more information
>         on setting up a Dfs tree on Samba, refer to the MSDFS chapter in
>         the Samba3-HOWTO book.</para>
> </description>

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