Updating smb.conf without restarting samba

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Sat Aug 30 12:54:29 GMT 1997

load_interfaces() - a call to read in the "interfaces = " line, or to 
auto-detect local interfaces.

there is no reload_interfaces() call.  load_interfaces() is a one-off.  
therefore, if you change your interfaces (as happens at imperial college: 
they have a system where a number of machines distribute the routing 
load) then you must kill nmbd.

plus, we don't have a re-initialise mechanism for the workgroup / server 
structures.  well, that's not true - samba will respond to the browser 
reset message, although i've never tested it.


On Sat, 30 Aug 1997, Eloy A. Paris wrote:

> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at switchboard.net> wrote:
> : > Is this "reload not implemented" a leftover from older versions that
> : > has to be cleaned or it is for real?
> :
> : it's for real.  one of the things that needs to be implemented is 
> : interface reloading.  it wasn't in the version that i started at 
> : (1.9.15p6) and i didn't get round to adding it.  if it had been in, i 
> : would have maintained it.  short-sighted, really.
> What do you mean by "interface reloading"? There is a call to
> reload_services() in the HUP signal handler of nmbd.c.
> E.-
> -- 
> Eloy A. Paris
> Information Technology Department
> Rockwell Automation de Venezuela
> Telephone: +58-2-9432311 Fax: +58-2-9431645

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