Automated user lockout during certain hours

Chris Tooley ctooley at
Wed Oct 31 07:16:03 GMT 2001

A cron job to kill the samba service would work (any locked files aren't
going to be backed up unless you break the connection) if you want to
deny access to everyone to the box at the same time.

You may want something more sufisticated.


On Wed, 2001-10-31 at 08:39, samba-admin at wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been through a few places including the book Linux Samba Server 
> Administration and cannot find anything on something that allwos me to deny 
> access during certain hours so that backup can be done safely. 
> One method I thought of was to copy in a new smb.conf with different 
> settings. I figure something better should exist.
> All servers are running 2.4 kernels and latest samba.
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