alanr at unix.sh
Mon Oct 31 08:03:39 MST 2005
hm at seneca.muc.de wrote:
> Alan Robertson <alanr at unix.sh> wrote:
>> David wrote:
>>> so that they have managed to get samba service failover to work _without_
>>> client error when it occurs during a file transaction (ie. copying a large
>>> file off the network)?
>> The SMB protocol makes that impossible, without modifying Samba, AFAIK.
> As with any other TCP based service...
It's much worse than that. The clients track their lock state, etc.
> But whie, we're at it - has anybody talked to the Samba folks about that? I
> figure it's not going to be easy but if we had such a feature Windows file
> server could just go away ;-)
That's not a difference between Windows and Linux. They're the same
this way. The main difference is that the Linux file server doesn't
crash as often.
Alan Robertson <alanr at unix.sh>
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