[TriLUG] Monitoring Samba Bandwidth?
josh at glowfilms.com
Thu Sep 16 10:47:52 EDT 2004
Yes, running smb across the WAN is odd. ;) However, it works... I also
run FTP/SFTP, WebDAV, SSH (of course) and I used to run Netatalk... I
strongly prefer people use SFTP or scp for file transfers, and WebDAV
second to that... but this guy specifically asked to "map a network
drive under windows" and Samba was the only tool I was aware of that
could do that. From my brief research, the passwords are not very well
encrypted when they are sent across the net (can anyone confirm/deny
this?), but then again, FTP passwords aren't encrypted at all... so...
Probably not the most effective or secure solution, but it's what I'm
being paid for ;)
What is fish?
On Sep 16, 2004, at 9:48 AM, Jason Tower wrote:
> i don't know about monitoring by process, but monitoring by port number
> should be possible. with samba that would be ports 137-139,
> check /etc/services for a complete list.
> so, you're running smb across the wan? that sounds...odd. 99% of the
> time smb is used only on a lan, there are probably better methods for
> sharing files across the net. ftp, http, fish, and so on. take a look
> at http://bytehoard.org/ as well.
> On Thursday 16 September 2004 09:37, Joshua Gitlin wrote:
>> Hey TriLUG,
>> I just installed Samba on a server for a potential client looking for
>> a custom hosting solution. He wanted his employees to be able to map
>> network drives under windows from any location, but didn't want to
>> have to deal with managing a server... so Samba seemed to me to be
>> the best (or maybe the only?) option. Anyway. I have a limited amount
>> of bandwidth on this server, and I sold this guy a specific portion
>> of that... trouble is, I don't know f any way to monitor the
>> bandwidth that just one process uses... or any way to break down the
>> bandwidth on my server by process... much less any way to limit the
>> amount of bandwidth that the Samba server can use, or even limit the
>> amount of bandwidth his specific user can use... ANy thoughts on how
>> to do any of these things?
>> Thanks Guys!
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