[Samba] Maximum number of shares

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri Sep 19 14:36:40 GMT 2003

> what is the maximum  number of shares a samba server can handle? Does
> this number significantly affect the performance of the server?

The largest number of shares I have seen is around 300 plus about 50
printers. It ran Ok. Coming to think of it, I never listed them so I do
not know how that would go. The site ran Ok.

How many shares do you need?
Why do you need them?
What happened to keeping things simple?

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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