rsync & smbpasswd
idra at samba.org
Tue Jul 24 20:37:33 GMT 2001
On Tue, Jul 24, 2001 at 09:26:01AM -0400, William Jojo wrote:
> 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.
you will succed.
> 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?
if you fear that, simply make a script that rsync to a different file and then
move that file over the correct one. A move is really fast (just changes one or two inodes)
> 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....
Simo Sorce idra at samba.org
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