[Samba] Eudora slow moving from samba 1.9.18p10 to latest

Thomas G. Tri, P.E. ttri at skees.com
Wed Jan 8 12:51:01 GMT 2003


It's really a pretty basic smb.conf

# Global parameters
         workgroup = XXX
         log file = /xxx/xxx/samba/log.%m
         max log size = 2000
         name resolve order = host wins bcast
         max open files = 1000
         os level = 255
         preferred master = Yes
         wins support = Yes
         kernel oplocks = No
         guest account = xxx
         create mask = 0660
         directory mask = 0770
         force directory mode = 02000
         hosts allow = 192.168.254.
         short preserve case = No
         include = /opt/samba/lib/smb.conf.

         comment = Home Directories
         path = /export/home
         read only = No
         create mask = 0600
         directory mask = 0700
         guest ok = Yes

I had guessed you where running a pop3 daemon of some kind.  I was just 
intrigued by your statement 'which pick up their mail boxes from home 
directories on Solaris machines using samba shares.' I took that as you 
where some how reading the /var/mail mailboxes directly without using pop3 
by mounting them thru a share. We actually use a different Solaris box as 
our pop3/imap mail server. The above smb.conf is from our file server where 
the Eudora mailboxes, address books, etc are kept for each user. I use the 
[home] share above instead of the default [homes] so that users can see 
other directories in /export/home other than their own. Good Luck.

At 11:14 AM 01/08/2003 +0000, Paul Ostro wrote:
>Hi, Thomas.
>Thanks for the reply.
>We are running a pop3 daemon on a Solaris (2.8) machine - not sure which 
>one. Eudora runs on NT clients and gets mail from the pop3 daemon. The 
>Eudora mailboxes (and other files) are on the users home directories, 
>which are mounted by a drive letter. Eudora places the incoming mail from 
>pop3 into these mailboxes.
>The home directory drive is mounted onto a Samba share. I suspect it is 
>the settings for this share which are causing Eudora to run slowly.
>If you have a comparable setup, and it is working OK, would you be willing 
>to share your [global] settings and the settings from the mailbox share, 
>all from smb.conf? You may want to disguise paths etc for security reasons?
>Thanks again,
>At 14:41 07/01/03, Thomas G. Tri wrote:
>>We are also running Eudora (v5.1 & v5.2) against a Samba server v2.2.7 
>>running Solaris 2.7. How are the PC clients "picking up their mail boxes 
>>from home directories." Are you creating some kind of symbolic link to 
>>the mailboxes in /var/mail? Is the Solaris box retrieving the mail from 
>>/var/mail into their home directories? Are you running a pop3 or imap 
>>server on the Solaris box? We are using an old version of Sun Internet 
>>Mail Server (v2.0) as a pop3 server without problems.
>>At 05:00 PM 01/06/2003 +0000, samba-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
>>>Message: 13
>>>Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 11:01:29 +0000
>>>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>>>From: Paul Ostro <paulo at medphys.ucl.ac.uk>
>>>Cc: supporters at medphys.ucl.ac.uk
>>>Subject: [Samba] Eudora slow moving from samba 1.9.18p10 to latest
>>>We are (only just) upgrading from Samba 1.9.18p10 to the latest 2.2.7a. We
>>>run Eudora 5.1 on our PC clients, which pick up their mail boxes from home
>>>directories on Solaris machines using samba shares. When we install the new
>>>Samba, all our Samba clients slow down incredibly. I suspect here is a
>>>change in the Samba config file requirements between the versions? Has
>>>anyone else already solved this, please?
>>>Dept. Medical Physics,
>>>UCL Hospitals,
>>Dr. Paul Ostro CEng SRCSc                       Tel: 020 7679 6272
>>Dept. Medical Physics,                  Fax: 020 7679 6269
>>UCL Hospitals,
>>Shropshire House (1st 
>>Floor)                    Email:  paulo at medphys.ucl.ac.uk
>>11-20, Capper St.,                                      paul.ostro at uclh.org

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