SMB3 in Samba – Multi-Channel and Beyond

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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The implementation of SMB3 is a broad and important set of topics on the Samba roadmap. After a longer period of preparations, the first and the most generally useful of the advanced SMB3 features has recently arrived in Samba: Multi-Channel. This presentation will explain Samba's implementation of Multi-Channel, especially covering the challenges that had to be solved for integration with Samba's traditional clustering with CTDB, which is invisible to the SMB clients and hence quite different from the clustering built into SMB3. Afterwards an outlook will be given on other areas of active development like persistent file handles, RDMA, and scale-out SMB clustering, reporting on status and challenges.