Reading config file(s)

Bruce Richardson brichardson at
Sat Mar 10 12:21:01 GMT 2001

Can anyone point me to an explanation of when the smb.conf files are
read?  After testing, it seems that smb.conf is read whenever a share is
opened - in terms of granting access to the share, at least.  But at
least some (if not all) changes to global directives require samba to be
restarted - if it's being run in daemon mode, that is.

I want to build a definitive list of which changes to smb.conf will take
effect when.


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