MSRPC daemons (fwd)

Martin Welk mw at
Tue Dec 14 07:02:36 GMT 1999

On Tue, Dec 14, 1999 at 04:00:55PM +1100, Anders C. Thorsen wrote:

> Why not implement a signal (HUP ?) so that samba will re-read the config.

It is, for a long while nowadays, but in the case you made something wrong
(for example, a simple typo), the daemon you restarted sits on the floor
waiting and whines doesn't want to play with anybody anymore. Often this is
no real problem for the one who changed the configuration, but for the
users using it. Wait for them coming and whining that your Samba server
doesn't play with them anymore :-) (And of course, await them to be angry
if you caught them during an M$-Access session or something like that :-) )

Apache has this nice option to try a new configuration file before loading
it. When you SIGHUP him, he doesn't care, but if you use the apachectl tool
(configtest option) it tells you that you that and where you did something
wrong but leaves the running daemons unchanged. Such a thing could be very
useful for Samba in production environments, too.


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