[Samba] What great things can a non-windows user do with Samba

Linda Walsh samba at tlinx.org
Sat Jul 13 21:26:37 MDT 2013

Robert Heller wrote:
> At Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:52:49 -0400 Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I ask this question about once a decade.
>> I have about 7 computers, all Linux or BSD. Are there any cool things I
>> can do with Samba, even though I have no Windows computers?
I haven't done timings against nfs for a while, but when I did, samba 
was notably
faster than NFS... but that was back on 100Mb ether and alot has changed 

My current samba tops out at about 25% of a 20Gbit ether -- it becomes
cpu bound due to the windows-design of 1 TCP connection serving all your
file system requests.

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