[Samba] max concurrent CIFS connections
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Wed Sep 7 22:18:42 GMT 2005
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Jeremy Allison wrote:
| 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.
My rule of thumb is 2Mb per smbd. With that man connections
I'd go for a maybe an 8 way SMP box? But to be honest, I've
never done a server that lareg in production myself. And I
don't sysadmin anymore as a general rule.
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