Chapter 19. Stackable VFS Modules

Features and Benefits

Since Samba-3, there is support for stackable VFS (Virtual File System) modules. Samba passes each request to access the UNIX file system through the loaded VFS modules. This chapter covers all the modules that come with the Samba source and references to some external modules.


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 can list one or more VFS ...

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