[Samba] DFS Shares (Clustered)

Aurélien Aptel aaptel at suse.com
Tue Mar 19 17:10:30 UTC 2019

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Shaun Glass via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> writes:
> Our DFS Shares come from a Windows cluster with 2 servers, each one in
> a different location. When the server that we have active connections
> to goes offline, the server has an issue connecting to the second
> server. This even happens under a controlled shutdown and startup
> situation.

DFS failover support was added to cifs.ko in Linux v5.0 (and backported
to SLE15-SP1, can't say for RHEL).

It also requires a change in cifs-utils so that the cached DNS entries
expire, released in cifs-utils v6.9 (unreleased yet).


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