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Re: windows vs linux

From: Jared Hardy <jaredhardy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-13 09:46:34 CEST

On 9/11/07, Mark Reibert <mark@reibert.com> wrote:
> Indeed - I am interested in authentication against an ADS from the Linux
> Apache/SVN server.

It sounds like integration with ADS authentication is an externally
forced requirement, but I just had to ask, do you really have to use
ADS? I'm using an LDAP2/Samba3 on a SuSE Enterprise Linux server to
run my entire Windows Domain, without any issues. My svn/Apache
install authenticates directly against the LDAP database, rather than
having any NTLM muck in between. All my domain services, and
Subversion, are much faster than the Windows 2003 boxes I used in the
    Also, Nathan Kidd mentioned this, but I wanted to relate my
experience... NEVER browse the svn repository revs folder on a Windows
install, with M$ File Explorer. When the number of files and folders 1
level deep under a single folder exceeds about 512, any NTFS scans in
that folder slow to a crawl. When the file number exceeds about 2K, I
have seen 2K3 servers with 4GB of RAM blue-screen immediately, just by
running "dir *".Browsing the same folders with File Explorer has
frozen the servers completely -- requiring a power cycle to get them
running again. NTFS is horrible with small files, and unusable when
thousands of files of any size all reside in a single folder.

:) Jred

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