Samba 2.0.7 Sol 251: nmbd and smbd - start/stop independently?

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Tue Sep 26 15:18:11 GMT 2000

dennis wrote:
> Hi
> Does anyone know of problems with starting/stopping nmbd and smbd
> independently of each other?
> I need to stop smbd, to ensure that users are not accessing shares,
> while I do a
> backup of the file system, but I need to continue running nmbd to
> provide WINS services.
> Are there any problems with stopping smbd and then 
> starting it after the backup while allowing nmbd to 
> run uninterrupted?

Should be fine.

Cheers, jerry
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