[Samba] Re: Number of SAMBA client

Danny Paul jdpaul at gocolumbiamo.com
Wed Jan 12 00:11:58 GMT 2005

It has been my experience that each SAMBA process has a resident stack size
of about 3-4MB.  You will have one SAMBA process for each active SAMBA
connection.  NMBD memory use seems to be low, 2 processes at around 2-3 MB
each. So, let's say you have a domain with 100 users; plan on 300-400 MB of
RAM just for SAMBA.  Then you must consider the recommendations for your
host OS, + any other service you intend on running.  Also consider the
throughput of your storage devices.

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