Subject: Re: adding a large number of users
To: John Maier <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/05/2000 20:57:19
On Tue, Dec 05, 2000 at 11:34:51AM -0600, John Maier wrote:
> I am setting up NetBSD as a mail server.
> I will be adding 2000+ email accounts and have a logistics question.
> Which way would be better for a user home directory structure?
> one global directory (i.e. /usr/home/) were all the user in one place?
> Or breaking them up alphabetically (i.e. /usr/home/a/ /usr/home/b/ etc)?
> I want to keep the performance hit for disk accesses down, including
> fragmentation.

Can't these users be groupped by some way (workgroup, projects, job, etc) ?
Otherwise just use letter, but anyway it's better to break them in

Manuel Bouyer <>