[Samba] still nfs mountpoints do no work as samba shares?

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 14:57:55 UTC 2016

In the past I used samba shares on top of autofs NFS shares.         I 
did not try samba over static NFS mounts (file systems mounted by root 
manually or defined in /etc/fstab.)       I suspect therefore that you 
might have a permissions issue.

I had several servers running NFS and Samba, so this meant that user 
id's were consistent across all machines for both nfs/unix and samba. 
     The Projects samba share on the main server was mounted on a 
/projects autofs top level directory which included sub directories from 
both the main server and other servers.

The better solution (in my opinion) is to install samba on your NFS 
server as  domain member.  On your primary server you can create MS DFS 
short cuts to the other server -  so users still can go to the primary 
server to find files.  They will be transparently redirected to the 
other server.

On 09/01/16 10:11, lejeczek via samba wrote:
> hi all
> I remember that in the past many would say these two do not go well 
> together, but I wonder if situation improved now?
> Reason I'm asking is because I decided to give it another try and I 
> have an nfs4 mount point that I make a share in Samba 3.6.23-36.el6_8 
> and everything seems ok on the clients but only - until a user want to 
> change content of a file or copy that file, then infamous:
> "..cannot access the file because another process..."
> I'm trying usual:
> kernel oplocks = no
> oplocks = no
> but these do not do anything.
> Clients are Win 7 and nfs servers runs off Centos 7.2.
> I wonder if someone, perhaps an expert could say whether situation has 
> improved and there is a way to samba share a nfs4 mountpoint?
> many thanks,
> L

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