Changed made to smb.conf, must restart? Anyway to restart without killing clients?

Steven Hildreth steven at
Mon Dec 20 16:37:01 GMT 1999

Hi, say I make a change to my samba server (smb.conf) like add a

Then I want to be able to have clients connect to this share.

Is the only way for me to get samba to see this share is to restart
(/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb restart)? This closes my open clients. With a
network of 85 clients (around 60 open) seems to be sort of a pain.

Any suggestions?

Steven Hildreth
Information Technology Manager
Aprotex Corporation,
"Proven Property Protection Since 1952"

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