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

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
19 Apr 2001 09:42:02 -0400

aeneous@speakeasy.org writes:

> >     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?
> If you really could guarantee that, you'd probably be ok.  I'm of the school 
> that believes that if it's possible to screw something up, it's just a matter 
> of time.

Perhaps.  But I could easily see a sitation where the NetApps sit
"behind" the AFS servers and aren't "visible" from outside, either via
firewalls/packet filters or other means.

> I was thinking that the NetApp would be exporting the same files via CFS and 
> NFS as well, but that obviously wouldn't be true.

Ahh.  I certainlu never intended this in my original suggestion.  I
was intending a one-to-one mapping of CIFS share to Vice Partition.

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