[Samba] Searching Samba share file contents

Vaughan, Robert J vaughar2 at gdls.com
Fri Feb 3 12:17:14 UTC 2023

>Hi Robert,

>While I don't have a version that works against recent versions of samba 
I>'d be happy to work on getting something working that you could test 
>against if you were interested :-)

>I haven't abandoned the whole idea of integrating this but it is a 
>question of time (and interest from others). In order for the search 
>capability to work you will need to run and configure an indexer on the 
>server (samba) side to catalog the files to be searched.

>Note: in previous iterations of the code I used gnome-tracker for this 
>purpose, however... for any new iteration of this code I don't intend to 
>support gnome-tracker but would support elasticsearch instead, it's 
>easier to configure/run and is a better match for the search 
>capabilities that the windows side expects.

>To use and test this you would need to:

>   * build samba from source OR I could provide a SUSE repository that 
>could be used with opensuse systems

>   * use filecrawler https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fscrawler.readthedocs.io/en/latest/__;!!BlOwZnr7TA!g7mcVvbsEaTOyaKs-eB9E5asGGZDK1nsVRUriJGJmTA9z1uJT3LkaBcgmcQ_VbONwOq-by60HXFz5A$  to 
>populate the elasticsearch index

>   * configure elasticsearch https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.elastic.co/products/elasticsearch__;!!BlOwZnr7TA!g7mcVvbsEaTOyaKs-eB9E5asGGZDK1nsVRUriJGJmTA9z1uJT3LkaBcgmcQ_VbONwOq->by5IWHDK7w$ 

>let me know if you are interested :-)


Hi Noel

Thanks for the reply and offer, but this is unfortunately not something I will be able to do 

Robert Vaughan

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