I am in the testing/lab phase of implementing OES Linux. My architecture
will consist of two (clustered) oes servers running edirectory, netstorage,
etc. I want to split up my main fileserver to a different machine just due
to size reasons. How should I go about doing this? Should it be a normal
linux server running samba?

If so, how do I set up samba to dish out the share properly to the
netstorage server(s)? What authentication/access settings should be set on
this server? I am still learning the concepts but am stuck on this portion.