lookups in smbpasswd file

Jeremy Allison jallison at whistle.com
Wed Mar 4 17:53:22 GMT 1998

Gerald W. Carter wrote:

> So in the meantime, what is a manageable smbpasswd.  500 entries?
> 1,000? 100?  Any ideas?  Or does this really just depend on the hardware
> of the samba server?

I don't have a good answer for that I'm afraid. I know
people are running with over 1000 concurrent users (so
that at least works) - but as you say this will depend
on the hardware of the server. Using the smbpasswd 
file isn't much worse than the standard UNIX /etc/passwd
or /etc/shadow (although I agree with you, I don't like
it much either :-) - how far do these scale (without using
dbm technology like NIS or NIS+) ?


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