Appendix B3 in the O'Reilly Samba book has the info you need on sizing -
one copy of it is here:
As for reliability no problems, if you have Win 2K clients you'll need
to go for 2.2. You probably know that Samba can't do BDC or trust
relationships, so wide area/inter dept stuff may be problematic.
Fetchmail should work fine with postfix - RH have setup instructions
much along the lines that you want:
All the best,
Philip Reynolds wrote:
>> 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
> a month!)
>> 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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