Updating smb.conf without restarting samba

Eloy A. Paris eparis at ven.ra.rockwell.com
Fri Aug 29 14:00:17 GMT 1997

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at switchboard.net> wrote:

: samba should stat all its files, and re-read the config files (and all 
: sub-config files rad from include = option).

Does this mean that the Samba daemons (smbd and nmbd) are always sampling
the smb.conf file to see if it has changed and if it has, they re-read
it? Isn't this a perfomance hit?

: if it _desn't, then do a kill -HUP to get it to re-read.

nmbd.c (line 89) has this debug message in the HUP signal handler:

DEBUG(0,("Got SIGHUP (reload not implemented)\n"));

Is this "reload not implemented" a leftover from older versions that
has to be cleaned or it is for real?




Eloy A. Paris
Information Technology Department
Rockwell Automation de Venezuela
Telephone: +58-2-9432311 Fax: +58-2-9431645

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