[Samba] maximum connections samba server can (should) handle

David Baker dbaker at dkburnap.com
Mon May 13 06:28:29 GMT 2002

I am running Redhat 7.2 using the samba version 2.0.7.  My configuration is
that the Linux machine is providing SMB content to multiple NT IIS web
servers via mapped directories.

100 mBps Layer 3 switching
            -------------  NT  ------------
LINUX   -------------  NT  ------------ LOAD BALANCER -------- FIREWALL
            -------------  NT  ------------

Each server had about 40 mapped directories into the Linux server.  It works
fine (after a lot of work on the permissions), but I notice every now and
then an error message from NT stating ...

"The network BIOS command limit has been reached."

I think this is coming from NT and not samba, but I wanted to see what other
users have experienced.  Also, I have tried various setting with the max
connections command and it has never fixed the issue.

Thank you,

David Baker

David K. Burnap Internet Solutions
7106 Corporate Way
Dayton, Ohio 45459-4271
Phone: (937) 913-2858
Fax: (937) 434-1260
Cell: (937) 416-0129
Email: dbaker at dkburnap.com

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