On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:42, Seur Bors <seurb...@gmail.com> wrote: > Greetings, > > I am recommending a FreeBSD solution to replace an old business "file > server". The old server is running Windows 2000 Professional, and the > company has grown from the 5 employee setting to now two floors and > approximately 15 - 20 people. They were starting to get connection errors > to the Win2K machine, as I believe, without the Server version of the > software, file sharing and maps are severely limited. > > Anyways, my question is thus: In setting up a FreeBSD machine and utilizing > Samba to support "standard" file sharing, is there any caveats or issues > that anyone perceives? I've done multiple FreeBSD installations, and > utilize the Samba package to provide file sharing support in other small > businesses, but have not had to consider 20 connections at once. The > network connection is just a simple router to switch, all gigabit, and the > system I'm recommending to use as a server also has dual gigabit network > ports. > > As well, if anyone has any web-links to recommended reading, I would greatly > appreciate them.
Replacing Win2k (especially the Pro version) with FreeBSD on the same hardware will give you a boost right there. If you have newer or more capable hardware as well, you should be well ahead of the game. http://www.samba.org is your best bet for reading. Pick your country, then on the left side of the main page is a section called 'learn samba' - the 'Official HOWTO' and the 'By Example' links should provide all you need. Kurt _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"