[Samba] Controlling Samba with xinetd

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon Jul 15 17:53:29 GMT 2002

I know this is sometimes suggested for apache. But, inetd just slows it down.

On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 10:15:19AM +0930, Freeman, Peter (ERHS) wrote:
> >Why don't you try it and tell us what happens?
> >Thinking about it, it sounds like a bad idea. smbd spawns 
> >copies of itself
> >to handle each request. So, if there are 10 people logged on 
> >to one share
> >each, I think you would find 10 copies of smbd running.
> >Sound inefficient, I know. And, I don't see how inetd would 
> >improve things.
> Currently we have a samba box running around 70 concurrent users,
> the smbd process count is quite high (50 or so), so you raise 
> a very good point. 
> I think the original question that I was asked revolved around
> maybe improving the HA aspect of samba by using inetd, just bouncing
> it off the list to see if anyone else had the same thought or had
> already tried it.

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