Samba and NFS Integration

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Samba is used on a wide variety of local file systems, but it can also be used on cluster filesystems and now on NFS. This presentation will describe our experiences running Samba on NFS, with Samba as a gateway to pNFS storage, and the ways to best integrate the two protocols on Linux when run in this configuration. The presentation will discuss how ACLs and SMB3 specific metadata can be handled, as well as some performance considerations. Learning Objectives How to configure Samba as a gateway over pNFS What limitations does Samba have when run with NFS What additional enhancements are needed to the NFS client to make this better? What about the reverse? What would happen if you tried to run NFS over SMB3?