Can linux solve this windows problem?

From: Brock Campbell <linux_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Wed Sep 24 2003 - 13:17:02 CST

Just a guess, but they have more than 10 computers on the network
accessing the system. XP Pro is hard wired to not accept anything more
than 10 network connections. I'm a little fuzzy on wether it's 10 or 5,
but XP Pro is not a server...... Who did the reccomendation?

On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 09:59, Les Klassen Hamm wrote:
> I've received an email from a small business that just re-did their network
> (and is still re-doing it). Based on advice from office worker, they installed
> XP home on all the client machines, and XP Pro on what is to be a file server
> (with the argument that they aren't setting up a domain and didn't need Pro on
> the clients).
> Now they keep getting error messages to the effect "too many network
> connections". Can someone tell me if this is an issue with the XP pro server
> (in which case their choice moves to either buying more/other MS product or
> trying a linux solution) or if it lies in their choice of XP home (in which
> case, they just got bad advice and will need to shell out more cash).
> They say that if they reboot the fileserver and the network switch once a day,
> they don't get the error.
> If a linux can address this problem, I'd like to list it as one of the possible
> solutions.
> Thanks,
> Les...
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