lookups in smbpasswd file

Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Wed Mar 4 18:06:48 GMT 1998

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> 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 :-) 

True.  but most large sites do use NIS / NIS+ rather than
propogating copies /etc/passwd :)

> how far do these scale (without using
> dbm technology like NIS or NIS+) ?

I have no idea.  Anyone?

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at eng.auburn.edu             http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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