site poll.

Andrew Perrin - Demography aperrin at demog.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Apr 6 15:31:27 GMT 1999

On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> occasionally i feel like i and other people would like to know how samba
> is being used.  if you feel so inclined, could people kindly let us know
> some of the things below (pick one or more or all), such as:
> - a brief description of your organisation.

A relatively small academic department of a large public university,
serving principally faculty and graduate students.

> - what you use samba for (e.g as file servers; login servers; backup
> purposes or remote admin with smbclient or rpcclient).

File and login service; a high value placed on unix-NT integration so
users can switch back and forth (relatively) transparently.

> - what version(s) of samba you are using.  if using a version from cvs
> please include date and tag.

not sure what tag -- generally, a relatively old CVS download
(1.9.19-prealpha) because it works great and we don't have time to keep
changing it.

> - what server(s), including the specification (OS, ram, hdd, network,
> rough estimate of mb/s throughput at peak load would be excellent if you
> can get it)

1.) Login server: Sparcstation 2, around 48Mb RAM, about 2G hdd, 10Mbps
ethernet connection
2.) File server: Sparcstation Ultra Enterprise 2, 512Mb RAM, approx. 50G
hdd, 100Mbps ethernet connection

both running Solaris 7

> - how many users and in what database (private/smbpasswd; LDAP; MYSQL) and
> how many simultaneous users.

about 1000 accounts; typically 15-20 using workstations at any one time,
often ~40 sessions active.

> - what sort of hosts connect to your servers.

All NT Workstation 4.0, SP3

> i should probably be advocating people to fill in the survey instead of
> this :)
> thank you!
> luke
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