[Samba] slow and max connection errors

Don Wheeling donw at rsbroadband.com
Mon Jan 5 17:26:52 GMT 2004

Sorry about not being specific enough. I will try and be more so in the  
future. Here is what I have currently:

Apple X-serve running Yellowdog (a Redhat 9 port for ppc) with 1GB of  
RAM, 3 60GB HD not setup as RAID. They are individual partitions (/var  
and /, /home and /shared). The shared partition is strictly for Samba  
file sharing. I build in a matching user in both the system and in  
Samba. This way each user gets a private and a public folder.

I am running Samba Version 2.2.8

Below is my smb.conf:

         log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
         load printers = no
         smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
         passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n  
         obey pam restrictions = yes
         socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
         encrypt passwords = yes
         passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
         max disk size = 40000000000
         wins support = true
         dns proxy = no
         netbios name = RSB
         server string = RSB Server
         printing = cups
         default = shared
         unix password sync = Yes
         workgroup = RSB
         os level = 20
         printcap name = /etc/printcap
         security = user
         pam password change = yes

         browseable = no
         writable = yes
         comment = Home Directories
         valid users = %S
         create mode = 0664
         max connections = 50
         directory mode = 0775

    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/spool/samba
    browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
    guest ok = no
    writable = no
    printable = yes

         browseable = yes
         wide links = no
         printable = no
         writeable = yes
         path = /mnt/drbd/nb1/shared
         force create mode = 750
         comment = Shared Files
         valid users =  
         create mode = 750
         directory mode = 2750

I think that's it. Thanks

On Jan 5, 2004, at 9:36 AM, Jason Balicki wrote:

>> I am new to Samba and think I have it set up correctly. I have two
>> issues that I need to resolve but don't quite know where to start
>> first. The errors are as follows:
>> 1. Client connections are very slow (about 1MB/sec to copy to or  
>> from).
>> 2. When macintosh and XP users connect all is fine except for
>> the speed
>> issue above but when a win2k client tries to connect it gets an error
>> that max users/services have been reached.
>> I probably haven't configured the server correctly but any suggestions
>> as to where I should look to start would be helpful. Thanks
> Don,
> When you're asking for help on mailing lists, you should give as much
> information as possible, including configuration files pasted inline
> below the body of your main text.
> You need to tell everyone what version of Samba you are using,
> what OS and OS version it's running on, if it's Linux it'd be
> nice to know what distro and version and what kernel version
> (they are not the same thing.)  Then you need to give as much
> detail as possible concerning what you've done to address the
> problem yourself.  It's OK to say "I don't know much, so I didn't
> want to try anything without consulting someone else." -- But we
> do need something.  Also, any information about the client
> would be nice as well (is it up to date, is it running AV software,
> etc.)  Hardware information about both the server and client
> would be helpful, especially in performance situations like
> this specific one.
> Anyway, you should repost your question to the list containing
> the information above (don't forget to include your smb.conf
> at the end (please remove comments, unless you've added them
> yourself for clarity)) and we'll all try to help you as much
> as we can.
> Thanks,
> --J(K)

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