Help with Samba

John H Terpstra jht at
Tue Nov 29 23:15:02 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 29 November 2005 15:33, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 09:38 -0800, Bart Lasky wrote:
> >   Hello,
> >
> >   I’m current running Samba version 2.2.8a interfacing a Microsoft
> > 2000 server with a Sun ASM box.  I was told that Samba has difficulties
> > handling large amount of connections as well as the size or length of
> > connections.  Do any of you know of any restrictions that I should be
> > concerned about?
> Where were you told this?
> The restrictions are mostly with regards to the capacity of the machine,
> and the memory for each connection.  Improvements have been made since
> Samba 2.2.8a, I suggest you use the current Samba 3.0 release.
> jht has some metrics he has compiled to assist in sizing a samba server
> to a particular workload.

Please refer to Chapter 3, Examples 3.2.1 and 3.2.2 in my book "Samba-3 by 
Example, second edition" available from Amazon.Com in cult-of-the-dead-tree 
form, or in PDF from:

John T.

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