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MS-DFS: The Poor Man's Cluster

MS-DFS links can be used to redirect clients to disparate backend servers. This pushes complexity back to the network client, something already included by Microsoft. MS-DFS creates the illusion of a simple, continuous file system name space that works even at the file level.

Above all, at the cost of complexity of management, a distributed system (pseudo-cluster) can be created using existing Samba functionality.

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