Linux/Samba vs NT (PR#13195)

William Stuart william at
Fri Jan 29 22:52:12 GMT 1999

Here it is is Sm at rtReseller:,4537,387506,00.html

My favorte quote:

"...we didn't tweak any settings (on the linux box).  (our guess is that
results would have been more embarrassing if we had)."

Evidently, SAMBA and Linux smokes NT!  Good job guys.

William Stuart (william at
"...and that's why I suggest putting your IP router in a suppository
configuration"  --Dilbert 1/8/1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba at [mailto:samba at]On Behalf Of Jeremy
> Allison
> Sent: Friday, January 29, 1999 9:56 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Re: Linux/Samba vs NT (PR#13195)
> tomh at wrote:


> > The reference is the claim that Linux with Samba can serve files faster
> > than an NT server.  Samba's web page says they are fast, but a) on high
> > end hardware that NT doesn't run on and b) it wasn't Linux.
> >
> > References that show Linux/Samba to be faster than NT on the
> same hardware
> > would be appreciated.
> You may be a very happy man soon :-).
> Do you get the US trade press magazine PC Week ?
> If so - look at a front page story to appear on Monday, Feb 1st
> about Linux on Intel hardware + Samba and fileserving..
> Regards,
> 	Jeremy Allison,
> 	Samba Team.
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