site poll.

Spencer Jr., Michael mspencer at
Tue Apr 6 00:51:05 GMT 1999

You *did* say let 'us' know, so I'm responding to the list.  (I saw someone
else respond to the list, so I feel safe doing this.)  Someone should let
the list know if we shouldn't respond to the list.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton [SMTP:lkcl at]
> Sent:	Monday, April 05, 1999 2:04 PM
> To:	Multiple recipients of list
> Subject:	site poll.
> 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.
	[Spencer Jr., Michael]  
	Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Ameristar Casinos, Inc.  We're a casino, so we generally don't like risks.
Our corporate office currently has a Corporate LAN Administrator who is very
pro-Microsoft.  (He seems to think even one Linux box on the network taints
the whole thing somehow.)

> - what you use samba for (e.g as file servers; login servers; backup
> purposes or remote admin with smbclient or rpcclient).
	[Spencer Jr., Michael]
	We currently use Samba as a fileserver, to replace our aging Novell
Netware 3.12 server.  We already have an NT PDC that handles our printing
and other services.

> - what version(s) of samba you are using.  if using a version from cvs
> please include date and tag.
	[Spencer Jr., Michael]  
	Samba 2.0.3

> - 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)
	[Spencer Jr., Michael]  
	Compaq Proliant 1500: Linux 2.0.36, 16 MB RAM, 2x2.1 GB SCSI HD,
10mbit NE2000 ISA network card, peak 6-8 mbit

> - how many users and in what database (private/smbpasswd; LDAP; MYSQL) and
> how many simultaneous users.
	[Spencer Jr., Michael]  
	225 users currently on NT 4 PDC (DOMAIN security).  Peak 120
simultaneous users, average peak 70 users.  Most users sit idle, so assume
about 10 users active at a time.

> - what sort of hosts connect to your servers.
	[Spencer Jr., Michael]  
	Win98, Win98, NT 4 (server and workstation)

	Michael Spencer Jr.
	Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs
	mspencer at
	(also root at

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