auto-loading of smb.conf

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Wed Sep 9 16:33:36 GMT 1998

Andrew Tridgell wrote:

> I've actually been tempted to change smbd and nmbd to only reload on
> HUP and when a new connection is established (ie. when the daemon
> forks). What do other people think about this? I originally put in the
> auto-reload code because I thought it would be a convenience but I
> think it may actually be counter-productive. It certainly doesn't
> follow the principle of least surprise - most Unix daemons only reload
> on HUP.

That would work for me. I've seen people get very confused
when some things are changed when smb.conf is updated and some
things aren't.

But do it *soon* (before Samba-2 gets many more alpha's).



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