ABE (Access Based Enumeration) Scalability ??

Discussion in 'Server Security' started by Mike M, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Mike M

    Mike M Guest

    (Posted this in another server forum, but haven't had any responses.)

    Looking to implement ABE. Seems to work A-OK with the few users that we've
    tested with(much like WinCloak by Scriptlogic, without the price tag).

    Looking to Migrate a Netware 6.0 server running CIFS over to Win2003SP1 with
    ABE. ABE truly makes my life easier!! :)

    Wondering if it scales upward...
    Has anyone used ABE on file servers with lots of users? Our LAN sees
    300-400 users at a time using their home dirs (one server) and shared
    folders (a second server). This is an office environment, no heavy-duty
    graphics/CAD users at all. Would that many users create CPU bottlenecks in
    regards to ABE??

    Mike M, Feb 6, 2006
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  2. Eric Voskuil \(MVP\), Feb 8, 2006
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  3. Mike M

    Mike M Guest

    Thanks Eric. Exactly what I was looking for!

    Interesting to note that 15,000 files per folder ABE's performance starts to
    nose dive. Conversely, how many people need to have 15,000 files in a
    single folder?? I saw a guy keep a couple thousand files in his home
    directory, he had no clue on how to organize his data.

    Looks like ABE is a keeper. Now it's time to migrate that Netware server.

    Mike M, Feb 8, 2006
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