12.5. Samba Configuration
The Samba configuration file
smb.conf is located at
/etc/samba/smb.conf in this example. It contains the following parameters:
[global] guest ok = yes clustering = yes netbios name = csmb-server [csmb] comment = Clustered Samba public = yes path = /mnt/gfs2/share writeable = yes ea support = yes
This example exports a share with name
csmb located at
/mnt/gfs2/share. This is different from the GFS2 shared filesystem at
/mnt/ctdb/.ctdb.lock that we specified as the
CTDB_RECOVERY_LOCK parameter in the CTDB configuration file at
In this example, we will create the
share directory in
/mnt/gfs2 when we mount it for the first time. The
clustering = yes entry instructs Samba to use CTDB. The
netbios name = csmb-server entry explicitly sets all the nodes to have a common NetBIOS name. The
ea support parameter is required if you plan to use extended attributes.
smb.conf configuration file must be identical on all of the cluster nodes.
Samba also offers registry-based configuration using the
net conf command to automatically keep configuration in sync between cluster members without having to manually copy configuration files among the cluster nodes. For information on the
net conf command, see the
net(8) man page.