I'm looking at setting up Samba in a business network. Now I've used samba
before, but I'm wondering how well it scales with regards to clients, is
there a rough figure I should probably not bother trying to set it up with?
How stable is it? Is it reliable enough to share files, printers etc. for
a business in your opinion? (I'm going to be working with FreeBSD machines,
although I presume the stability on FreeBSD will not be any worse than Linux,
which is why I'm posting to ILUG for more exposure on the subject than BUGI,
the BSD Mailing list)
I can't see clients stretching to more than 100, so I'm presuming there
isn't a problem with this, but I would like to see where people have had
pitfalls before, this changeover has to be kind of smooth, and Business
as Usual has to be resumed pretty much asap.
I know I could search the web all day and get reports from people on reliability
etc. however I wouldn't mind knowing the situation from people, who have
probably have this kind of setup in large businesses. This setup is going
into replace NT domains, and the two main reasons given were stability and
cost. Now I need to know if stability can be guaranteed with samba (obviously
not 100%), so that I don't need to run and fix it once a week (or even once
With regards mail, basically, if there's a catchall on the ISP (where we
dial up to) so that *@blahblah.ie goes to user's POP account, and we collect
the mail from the users pop account, I want a way to separate out the clients,
using the postfix MTA. Is this possible with postfix?
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