[Samba] samba as a file server
abartlet at samba.org
Sat Feb 21 11:21:22 GMT 2004
On Sat, 2004-02-21 at 17:16, moof48 at temple.edu wrote:
> I currently have samba 3.0.2 working with ldap as a filer
> sever Only. My question is how would I get samba working as
> file server that would handle 50k users.
50k concurrent connections, or 50k accounts and 100 connections? (it
makes a bit of a difference ;-)
Some of the recent work on Samba 3.0 will help on 50k connections, but
others will talk about how to handle that kind of load...
> My main concern is
> that I want reliability. I would also like to be able to
> build horizantally if needed. I was first thing some type
> of cluster connecting to a SAN but I would rather do it like
> we do our webservices. We have x numer of small systems
> behind an alteon. Could I do something like this with samba
> as just a file server. Any recomendations on the setup?
Not for the same data - what you can do however is split up the data,
and use MSDFS to handle the redirections.
> I also plan on looking into having samba doing some
> authentication for the different domains around our campus.
> Would you make our Samba file server a PDC Excuse my
> limited knoweledge on all this domain and winblows stuff. I
> still have a lot more reading to do.
You could make the Samba server a PDC - then the other domains can trust
it. Samba can also trust other domains, or be part of a domain that
trusts other domains.
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
http://samba.org http://build.samba.org http://hawkerc.net
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