[Samba] smb.conf advise

William W. Hammond support at mbdsoft.com
Wed Apr 30 07:32:44 GMT 2008

I support a number of small systems that run my Foxpro (DBF Files) 
Application (Program and Data on the Server).

These system are primarily OpenSuSE 10.3 and the only have two 
purposes in life...
First, they are a Samba Server
Second, Backup and Restore.
That's it. The Server is behind a Router.
All Clients are WXPP SP2/3

With that in mind I'd like to optimize the smb.conf
and per the "Book" keep it simple...
Here is what I'm using now.
Any suggestions, or "Why the hell are you doing that..."
will be appreciated...

     workgroup = mbd
     printing = cups
     printcap name = cups
     printcap cache time = 750
     cups options = raw
     map to guest = Never
     include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
     logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
     logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
     logon drive = P:
     security = user
     encrypt passwords = yes
     ldap suffix = dc=example,dc=com
     domain logons = no
     ldap idmap suffix = ou=Idmap
     ldap machine suffix = ou=Computers
     local master = yes
     oplocks = yes
     level2 oplocks = no
     passdb backend = smbpasswd
     preferred master = auto
     so_sndbuf = 14596
     so_rcvbuf = 14596
     wins support = yes
     netbios name = mbdserver

Home Directories, User and Groups are not used:

This is a typical share:
Security is not an issue and anybody in the group should have full rights.

     comment = Management by Design
     path = /home/mbd
     force create mode = 0770
     force directory mode = 0770
     writeable = yes
     browseable = yes
     guest ok = no
     printable = no
     inherit acls = Yes
     read only = No

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