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Re: [SLUG] NT-Samba Q
- To: "slug@xxxxxxxxxxx" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] NT-Samba Q
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Sep 27 20:17:01 2001
- Reply-by: Sun Sep 30 20:15:24 EST 2001
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<quote who="Mark Turner">
> I'm seperating the 'server' from the data by having the data available
> to the server over a Samba share.
> Good thinking?
... No, for quite a few reasons. :)
A web server basically just picks stuff off disk and blats it out a port,
which is why you'll find things like the in-kernel TUX webserver that can
take advantage of the zero-copy network stuff, directly pumping files from a
filesystem out into the real world. It's cool stuff.
If you had a load-balanced crowd of web servers, then the use of a network
file system such as NFS would only be natural.
[ I'd fix this issue by putting the files back on the web server, or having
an automated process to do it for you. ]
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