[Samba] incomprehesible quirk

pippo at bellnet.ca pippo at bellnet.ca
Wed Dec 11 01:46:01 GMT 2002

At 07:51 PM 12/10/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>You could just kill sighup smbdprocessid
>On linux it is kill -1.

Why would I do that?
The machine is running, smbd is running; I just want to log on and print. :))
I don't want to go through the contortions of shutting a process down and 
then restarting it just to do a simple function (printing).

>You might post your smb.conf.
>Have you run testparm?

Of course, I did. :))
As a matter of fact, I even deleted the [print$] section in my latest edit 
and print saga...

I'll post the smb.conf file tomorrow. It's been too long a day...

>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
> >
> >
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