Subject: Re: Force10 Networks uses NetBSD to build Software Scalability into FTOS Operating System
To: Stephen Borrill <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/15/2007 22:59:49
On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 09:52:04PM +0000, Stephen Borrill wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Feb 2007, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> >>Not a question for -advocacy I know, but we sell NetBSD-based Internet
> >>servers and using them for routing and bridging. On any decent-sized
> >>network, we have real issues with nmbcluster exhaustion especially when
> >>doing bridging (or when clients have blaster-type viruses or people have
> >>created network loops). Makes me wonder how these people use this in
> >>serious dedicated applications. It seems like it's an easy DoS attack.
> >
> >Just ajdust NMBCLUSTERS for your application :)
> It's up to 16384 at one site which seems high to me.

It depends on the underlying hardware. 16384 is "only" 32MB RAM.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference