On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 01:21:11PM +0100, 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)
How reliable is it - I've NEVER seen a Samba related problem. Now I have not
used it with 100 clients, nor have I used it as an NT PCD which it can do
now. In my experience, it has a Linux level of reliability.
This won't be a problem. I've seen suggestions of allowing about 1M per
client, because there's a separate smbd process per logged in client but
with current memory prices that's hardly onerous.
> 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?
I use Postfix, but I've never wanted to do that, so I can't say. Isn't that
something you could do with procmail rules, presuming that you're going to
use fetchmail to get the mail from that one user's account.
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