[Samba] max concurrent CIFS connections
jra at samba.org
Wed Sep 7 20:25:58 GMT 2005
On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 09:22:31PM +0200, Pseudomizer wrote:
> I need some help please. I have been told from an administrator that Samba
> does only support up to 3.000 concurrent CIFS connections and each
> connections reserve 5MB of memory.
This is incorrect and way too high. It depends on how active each
connection is. On the HP PSA (Print Server Appliance) I believe it's
a much smaller number (I'm sure Jerry can give more accurate figures).
Of course that's for printing only. Depends what the users are doing.
> "Approaches that increase the Samba architectural limit are judged to be in
> violation of Microsoft patents and therefore cannot be implemented"
> - What is the maximum limit for concurrent CIFS connections?
Dependent on your server hardware. Try it until the server melts :-).
> - Does Samba really reserve 5MB per CIFS connection?
> - Is there really a patent of Microsoft for 3.000 CIFS connections?
> If yes, what is the solution for more users?
Test Samba on your current hardware and find the limits yourself. It
is very much dependent on your organizational usage.
More information about the samba