[Samba] smb.conf question
ranyardm at lineone.net
Tue Feb 12 09:28:02 GMT 2002
From the man page :
You can force a reload by sending a SIGHUP to the server. Reloading the
configuration file will not affect connections to any service that is
already established. Either
the user will have to disconnect from the service, or smbd killed and
And it seems to work for me.
At 12:07 PM 2/12/02 -0500, Joel Hammer wrote:
>I am fairly sure kill -HUP smbd does not do an immediate reload of
>smb.conf, at least not on my linux box. I am now monitoring my smb.conf
>ls -al --time=acces to see how often it is accessed. Right now,
>Tue Feb 12 11:58:26 EST 2002
>Feb 12 09:32 /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf
>So, no reload, it seems, for over two hours.
> > 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.
> > >Mark
> > >
> > >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.
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