[OpenAFS] Evaluating AFS for in house use, RFCs...

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke@SerNet.DE
Fri, 3 Feb 2006 16:43:22 +0100

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On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 10:37:17AM -0500, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> Theoretically, Samba could implement those IOCTL operations and then
> use the OpenAFS for Windows command line tools and AFS Shell Extension
> to communicate with the Samba server.  That is in fact how Windows 3.1

Tried to implement that, doesn't work. The windows redirector does not allow
arbitrary ioctls to pass over smb over tcp, it's only ones that it likes.

I'd be happy though to be proven wrong, I think installing just some user space
utilities for administration definitely has benefits over having to install
kernel-mode ifs drivers. If you tell me how I get the AFS ioctls across to
Samba I might be tempted to implement the server side.... :-)


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