[Samba] samba as a file server

moof48 at temple.edu moof48 at temple.edu
Sat Feb 21 17:59:54 GMT 2004

So would you use MSDFS or some type of clutering with 
heartbeat to do what I'm trying to do? I cant ever have this 
system be unavaiable and would like to add to it if needed.  
Is anyone else doing something like this? 

---- Original message ----
>Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 22:21:22 +1100
>From: Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>  
>Subject: Re: [Samba] samba as a file server  
>To: moof48 at temple.edu
>Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
>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 
>> 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 
>> of cluster connecting to a SAN but I would rather do it 
>> we do our webservices.  We have x numer of small systems 
>> behind an alteon.  Could I do something like this with 
>> 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 
>> Would you make our Samba file server a PDC  Excuse my 
>> limited knoweledge on all this domain and winblows stuff. 
>> 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
>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
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