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Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide, The, Second Edition by Jelmer Vernooij, John H. Terpstra

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Chapter 22. Stackable Vfs Modules

Features and Benefits

Stackable VFS (Virtual File System) modules support was new to Samba-3 and has proven quite popular. Samba passes each request to access the UNIX file system through the loaded VFS modules. This chapter covers the modules that come with the Samba source and provides references to some external modules.

Discussion

If not supplied with your platform distribution binary Samba package, you may have problems compiling these modules, as shared libraries are compiled and linked in different ways on different systems. They currently have been tested against GNU/Linux and IRIX.

To use the VFS modules, create a share similar to the one below. The important parameter is the vfs objects parameter where you ...

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