Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue May 26 10:49:41 MDT 2015

On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 11:15:25AM -0400, rac8006 at wrote:
> Question.  Why would samba be creating the smbpasswd file every 30 seconds?  Checked my
> system today and the ctime for smapasswd was being changed every 30 seconds.

ctime doesn't mean create. It means inode changes.

From the stat(2) man page.

       The field st_ctime is changed by writing or by setting inode information (i.e., owner, group,
       link count, mode, etc.).

Still doesn't explain why it's changing inode
info every 30 seconds though but I recall it
does make sure the permissions are r--------.

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