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

Stephen Waters swaters at
Mon Dec 20 20:39:27 GMT 1999

does this re-read smb.conf??? i forget...

killall -HUP smbd


Steven Hildreth wrote:
> Hi, say I make a change to my samba server (smb.conf) like add a
> share.
> 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?
> Regards,
> Steven Hildreth
> Information Technology Manager
> Aprotex Corporation,
> "Proven Property Protection Since 1952"

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