rsync & smbpasswd

William Jojo jojowil at
Tue Jul 24 13:26:01 GMT 2001

I have several Samba 2.2.1a servers running on several AIX 4.3.3 and 5.1.0

Presently they share the private/smbpasswd file via a symbolic link to an
NFS share where the "master" file exists. I hate this because I can't 
reboot certain systems when I need to.

So, if I rsync the smbpasswd file on the clients and retrieve it from the
master, will I:

1) Succeed.

2) Create a locking issue when a station tries to authenticate and the
machine account, user id or both are missing from the file because the
transfer is incomplete?

we have 13,240 entries in smbpasswd so it takes a few seconds even on
100Mbit or Gig

or am i just being too cautious?

Please advise....



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