[Samba] Re: samba on distro...
Adam Tauno Williams
adam at morrison-ind.com
Wed Apr 14 14:41:23 GMT 2004
> Are there certain extra's for payed distros if they run as server, or
> are the distro's only extra featured in terms of configuration.
> In other words: are free versions as stable as their costly
Sometimes. Usually they have better support. Sometimes they have specially
> Can they handle the same Samba-loads of 200 users. Will
> free versions go on their knees if those 200 log in in the same minute?
No way. Three samba servers here, all RedHat 9 with SGI's XFS kernels. Handle
~250 users with a load average of 0.20 (thats the peak on the PDC while everyone
is logging in and loading their roaming profiles at 8-9am). The PDC is also the
> (if hardware is ideal -> gigabit backbone, hp proliant server 3GHz, 1Gig
> Why should I want to buy a server-version if I can get a distro for free...
Do you want the support? Some shops use support, others don't. For a mere 200
users I certainly wouldn't bother.
P.S. My samba boxes are all less powerful hardware than yours.
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