[Samba] smb.conf question

Martyn Ranyard ranyardm at lineone.net
Tue Feb 12 08:52:07 GMT 2002

At 04:30 PM 2/12/02 +0000, Mark Cooke wrote:
>Yes, it refreshes every so often (every 20-30sec's I think), though I am 
>not 100% of the exact time, If you make a change to the smb.conf, there is 
>generally no need to restart samba,
>that is unless you want an immediate response..

In which case, send the processes a HUP signal (which just reloads the 
config file) :

(on linux) killall -HUP smbd

(on others) kill -HUP <pid of smbd>

Hope this helps.

>At 04:17 PM 2/12/02, Jeff Rasnick wrote:
>>While the Samba server is running, does it ever refresh the contents of 
>>the smb.conf file, or do you have to restart the server for it to see 
>>changes to the smb.conf file?  Thanks in advance.
>>Jeff Rasnick
>>Software Technologies, Inc.
>Mark Cooke
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>MM Group Ltd
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