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Re: Windows/Linux network

I've had to do this several times myself.  Option 2 is NOT viable. 
Mounting smb shares and then resharing them out as NFS causes no end of
problems.  File locks don't work right, sometimes the NFS clients won't
see all the files in the share, it's just ugly (and I believe the samba
docs say NOT to do it).  Option 1 will work, but it is a bit of a pain
to maintain.  The best solution I have found is to actually have the
linux box be your main server with your shared drives actually on it and
then share them out using samba and nfs (and netatalk if you have any
macs).  However, you may not have this option, in which case, all you
can really do is set up all the linux boxes to use smb mounts.


On Wed, 2002-03-20 at 11:30, curtis wrote:

> 1. Install samba client on all linux user computers and have them 
> interact with the Windows network as if a Windows OS.
> 2. Install samba server on a single linux server.  Map those Windows 
> drives that need to be shared out to Linux users to the linux server and 
> then remap them to each linux user.  Actually, I don't even know if that 
> is possible.
> Although the first option might be the easiest, keeping in mind that 
> eventually there would be no windows computers, it would seem more 
> sensible to maintain and support just NFS among the Linux users.
> Well, maybe I'm totally off here.
> Thanks in advance for any feedback.
> Curtis
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