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.