* **Schlomo Schapiro - The Simple High Available Linux File Server** * Real hardware as primary server, "virtual cold stand-by server" * Local storage and SAN * GPT for Partitions bigger than 2TB * Nice implementation of cold stand-by cluser * **Oliver Tennert - Parallel NFS** * HPC: More and more data * More nodes, more nodes, more throuput * Not a good solution: Cluster NFS * Distributed File Systems: IBM's GPFS, SGI's CXFS, PanFS, PVFS2, ... * NFSv4 includes everything a network file system needs (NFSv3 does NOT) * pNFS optional part of NFS 4.1 * Separtion of metadata path/server and data path/server * SAP (Storage Access Protocoll) not specified, incompatible clients get data from metadata server * Current state: "should work", many layouts on the way * **Steve French: From DFS to Kerberos: Update on Linux CIFS client** * Kerberos support on way into the kernel * Apple symlinks over CIFS are the 4th way to do it * Setting up all stuff needed and/or supported by NFSv4 is a pain in ... * **Jelmer Vernooij, Andrew Bartlett: Samba 4, where are we now?** * Samba 4 Alpha 3 released 2 weeks ago, announcement mail gets eaten... * More than TechPreview, basic features completed, useable for SOME environments, needs more testers * No more EJS, Python rulZ! ;-) And GNU Make * Much work done in LDB subsystem/internal database: Subtree rename, sort of grouo policy, (some) schema validation * Autoconfiguration of backend (OpenLDAP) * SWAT disabled due to JS->Python, SoC project * MMC works and some group policy * Beta at end of THIS year! AD DC, file search, AD Member * What would stop YOU using Samba 4? * **Andrew Bartlett: The little shop of horrors: AD's notation of LDAP** * AD "based on" LDAP, an IETF standard protocol to access a standard X.509 directory * AD's schema is different: AD CN is not LDAP CN (multi values), AD top hast 75 new elements, ... * No DNS and NTP in Samba 4 but ideas how it could/should work * **Volker Lendecke: Samba 3.2 Infrastructure changes** * Un-/Marshalling code moved to PIDL * One overall cache for nearly everything * 3.2 is slower than 3.0 (much more malloc()) * Solution: remove malloc() calls, use talloc_*() instead * **Jelmer Vernooij: RPC scripting using Python** * Samba 3.0 had already Python bindings * Switch now to stop people from coding EJS (may be removed later) * More potential developer with Python * PIDL generates Python bindings * Python/SoC: smbclient, SWAT, Samba-GTK * At the moment use "smbpython" * python-ldb/python-tdb already in Debian/Ubuntu * Jelmer: "Next version of Perl has unicode operators..." * Tridge: "I have a purpose in life! Telling people how to resize fonts in xterms!"