Salutation and samba optimization question

Kai Blin k.blin at
Fri Sep 22 15:35:18 GMT 2000

On Wed, Sep 20, 2000 at 03:28:57PM -0500, Arjona, Ariel wrote:
> First of all, hello to all in this mailing list. My first time here :)

Congratulations and welcome :)
> Could someone point e to documents explaining how to optimize samba's
> performance? I'm looking for long periods of operating time (forever would
> be fine, thank you :P), not necessarily speed.

You just mean uptime? I have had more than 3 month no problems uptime with
samba so far, an that was only terminated by power failure of the whole
building :)

> I'm running SuSE6.4 with no other services than samba, proftpd and inetd
> (telnet is the only thing I use it for. I plan to use SSH soon).

You should do that, yes.

> I will connect to an NT Domain and share some folders with info I receive
> via FTP from the Internet. The connecting clients are almost surely only NT4
> and W2K boxes. 
> My version of samba is 2.0.6-48. BTW, Is there any strong reason for me to
> upgrade to the latest version?

IMHO you'll need samba TNG for Win2k clients.
Have a look at the FAQ at:

(or a mirror near your place)

Good luck,


Kai Blin, Sysop
University of Tuebingen
dept. of immunology

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