[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:
>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?
>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:
>>>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,
>>>LONDON WC1E 6JA
>>Dr. Paul Ostro CEng SRCSc Tel: 020 7679 6272
>>Dept. Medical Physics, Fax: 020 7679 6269
>>Shropshire House (1st
>>Floor) Email: paulo at medphys.ucl.ac.uk
>>11-20, Capper St., paul.ostro at uclh.org
>>LONDON WC1E 6JA
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