[OpenAFS] SAMBA as a CIFS <-> AFS gateway

Sam Hartman hartmans@mit.edu
17 Apr 2001 23:14:25 -0400

>>>>> "aeneous" == aeneous  <aeneous@speakeasy.org> writes:

    >> I don't think so.  AFS stores special files in the file system.
    >> I don't know if it would work with a Samba or NFS-mounted
    >> filesystem.  I don't think anyone has actually tested that.
    >> What you would need to do is something like:
    >> mount NetApp onto Linux:/vicepX start AFS Server on Linux
    >> This may or may not actually work.  YMMV.

    aeneous> Even if you could make that work, you'd never be able to
    aeneous> guarantee the semantics -- you'd have cache coherence
    aeneous> failures all over the place.

Why would you have any problems so long as only one AFS server mounted
the CIFS share?