max open files

This parameter limits the maximum number of
open files that one smbd
8 file
serving process may have open for a client at any one time.
This parameter can be set very high (16384) as Samba uses
only one bit per unopened file. Setting this parameter lower than
16384 will cause Samba to complain and set this value back to
the minimum of 16384, as Windows 7 depends on this number of
open file handles being available.

The limit of the number of open files is usually set
by the UNIX per-process file descriptor limit rather than
this parameter so you should never need to touch this parameter.

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Samba\smb_conf\max open files
Value Namemax open files
Default Value16384
Min Value
Max Value


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