[Samba] incomprehesible quirk

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Dec 11 00:52:01 GMT 2002

You could just kill sighup smbdprocessid
On linux it is kill -1.
You might post your smb.conf.
Have you run testparm?

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 06:45:44PM -0500, pippo at bellnet.ca wrote:
> I am really quite puzzled as to why I have to edit smb.conf every time I 
> want to print to the FreeBSD machine from Win2K. (Running FBSD 4.7, samba 
> 2.2.7 and cups
> When I log onto FBSD with username, password, I see the folders for the 
> printers, home, tmp, etc. but no printer. (Only 1 installed - Epson Stylus 
> Color 900).
> I can access the shares on FBSD from Win2k, but there is no printer.
> If I edit smb.conf, with insignificant changes not affecting the printer 
> sections (Printers and Print$) the printer appears.
> As a side note, I think that the Printer$ section may not be needed if I do 
> not install any Windows or other special drivers - frankly, I don't know 
> why it is even there :((
>   It appears that editing smb.conf forces the smbd program to reread the 
> smb.conf file. But why would it not have read it correctly in the first place?
> Anyone out there understand this?
> thanks in advance
> PJ
> -- 
> To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the
> instructions:  http://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/samba

More information about the samba mailing list