Questions about smb.conf parameters and variables

Quinn Fissler qfissler at
Tue Jul 3 07:58:23 MDT 2012

ISTR that a quick way to list all supported parameters on a default
installation is to do "testparm -a"

On 26 June 2012 16:18, Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer <mdw at> wrote:

> This is due to the two different loadparm subsystems. The unification
> process between the two implementations started already but there is no
> plan to finish it on a short term basis.
> Matthias Wallnöfer
> Marc Muehlfeld schrieb:
>> Hello,
>> in my test environment my log is filled with several "Unknown parameter
>> encountered" messages. Is there already a list, which parameters are
>> gone/new in s4? But some of the parameters, samba complains, are still used
>> by the smbd process for s3fs, I guess, right (like "guest ok" or
>> "writeable")?
>> Also a question about the logs: In my s3 live environment I used
>> log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
>> to have per-machine-logfiles what makes the logs very clearly. But
>> variables seem not be supportet (yet) in s4. What are the new thoughts to
>> have clear logfiles for easily finding problems (e.g. for one special
>> machine) in samba4?
>> Regards,
>> Marc

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