the issue in question is this: i'm using the Windows LANMan/Samba facility to make a crapload of stuff available to other machines on the network. i am currently stuck with several large partitions which do the same thing, which has resulted in redundant shares being present. i would like to know if there is any way to map the contents of multiple directories to a single symbolic share.
to the end user it's like this: say i have two places in the filesystem which both hold data of the same kind (CD images for the sake of argument). i would like to be able to go to a single share and see all the files/directories of that category shared together. i realize this method of displaying & accessing files would neccessitate read-only access (after all to which destination would files go?)
at this point i'm at the end of my knowledge about what is do-able via the OS, NTFS file system, and 3rd party software. i AM aware that the NTFS file system can do what are called "junctions", but unless i totally don't understand how those work they won't do what i'm trying to do here.