Terminal Server and samba config 2.0.7
Grotnes Per Kjetil PBE-SIT
PerKjetil.Grotnes at pbe.oslo.kommune.no
Thu Sep 21 13:18:00 GMT 2000
- Getting samba 2.0.7 to work on a Windows Terminal Server (WTS) with
- Works when few are connected to the WTS, but errors occurs when the amount of
- Getting problems saving files to samba-disk. Errors as "Irreversable diskerror
saving to disk X:".
Solaris 2.6 on Sun UltraSparc 4000, 1 G Ram, 4 CPU 250Mhz
Samba 2.0.7 (binary installation)
5 Windows Terminal Servers (NT 4.0) in cluster running Metaframe 1.8 (citrix) with
load balancing in a Domain. 400 users.
We had to upgrade our samba 1.9<something> to the newest version of samba
becuase of poor diskperformance. The problem as far as I can see is that samba
in the earlier version made one unix-process pr. user while the new 2.0.7 makes
one process pr _client_.
As we have only 5 clients (the Windows Terminal Servers) and 70 users on each
server the "one process pr. client" is overloaded.
With a NT workstation that might work nicely, but with a Terminal server where each
user opens 10 samba disks you suddenly have 70*10=700 connections trough one
samba-client process (smbd -D type process).
Can anyone see any obvious fixes or limitations in the default settings for samba?
I cant find any options in smb.conf that seems to fix the problem.
Might it be serverlimitations? Some Max limits that are reached?
This is a critical problem for our department and I really really needs some help
Per Kjetil Grotnes
IT-Seksjonen, Plan- og bygningsetaten, Oslo Kommune
Tlf: 22 66 26 61, Fax: 22 66 26 65
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