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Re: Samba Shared Folders over a WAN link



On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 17:45, Alan Horn wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jun 2004, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> 
> > Then how does one access the file system? If it's just like FTP then
> > It's not gonna be v useful.
> 
> it's a browser, just like a windows point and click interface, except you 
> put and get using command line. It still access the filesystem using 
> ls/dir etc...

Can it be mounted ?

> > Right now, I'm on a Linux Box connecting to another LInux Samba File
> > server
> >
> 
> So you have a linux filesystem that is accessed by samba and then using 
> samba is sent to the rest of the world ? Remember that SMB is a windows 
> evolved protocol, and was never intended for linux to linux communication 
> (altho I'm sure it'll work for that).

Yeah.. I know about that.. 

> hmm.. is TCP NFS (as opposed to udp) any better for you ?

I'm not sure. I've not really tried that yet. There was a few
suggestions but I've not put anything on paper yet. Fairly Busy ATM. :-)

But I will have to say that NFS UDP sucks.

> What is the aggregate bandwidth between the two boxes ? If this is over 
> the internet _any_ solution you pick is likely to get shitty performance. 
> :)
What they tell me is that There's a 1Mbit link to the office in Asia.

And yeah.. It's over the internet..(over VPN is my guess) :-)

But... If I were to do a wget from the server I get like up to 100K/s

> 
> I still think webdav is a reasonable solution. I suggest investigating it 
> and then getting back to me :)

Ok.. if you say so.. Will investigate more later.. Thanks 



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