Configuration file - parameter order

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue Feb 16 14:36:52 GMT 1999

At 09:47 PM 2/16/99 +1100, Peter Polkinghorne wrote:
>[posted to Samba mailing with no response - I concede posting before weekend 
>on a busy list not the best strategy]
>I am using 1.9.18p10 under Solaris 2.5.1
>One thing I have discovered - not mentioned in documentation or John Blair's 
>book - if you specify a parameter multiple times, only the last definition
>used.  This is a very useful feature.  For example:

Quick Gerry, make sure we mention it in our book, we've got a guaranteed
customer :-)

># site default
>	shared mem size = 204800
># pick up machine specific parameters:
>	include = /LOCAL/samba/
>Then in say (ie for machine cedar):
># we need extra shared memory
>	shared mem size = 409600
>Now is this intended?
>Is it still true in 2.0.X?
>Is it documented?
>BTW this is based on simple experiments - so do let me know if untrue or 

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