Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sat Feb 2 23:05:06 GMT 2002

Scott Gifford wrote:
> Sorry, I forgot one thing in my previous message...
> Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> writes:
> [...]
> > It should be noted that none of this actually requires modification to
> > Samba - even now!.  If you want to make this happen - simply write a
> > daemon that listens on /dev/smb/0 - /dev/smb/x (where x is the maximum
> > number of connections you expect to receive).  It can include its own
> > code to read sessionid.tdb and the message sending code to bug the
> > client with it.
> There tends to be a fairly low limit to the number of simultaneously
> open file descriptors in many Unices---much lower than the number of
> available ptys, which people seemed concerned with.  So taken
> literally this probably wouldn't work all that well.

So, you fork() once per 200 clients?  

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
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Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at

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