[Samba] updating smb.conf during Samba is working

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Sep 21 13:36:00 GMT 2002

Joel Hammer wrote:
> I believe you just send a sighup to the original smbd daemon.
> The pid when you compile from source with defaults is here:
> /usr/local/samba/var/locks/smbd.pid
> It may be in /var/lock or other places.
> Or, ps ax | grep smbd and usually, if smbd is started on reboot, the lowest
> pid is your original one.
> In linux, signal 1 is sighup, so:
> kill -1 pid
> makes smbd reread smb.conf but current connections are not altered.
> I do not know what happens if you sighup a daughter smbd process.

Hitting any smbd with a -HUP should force a reload of the config file,
and reopen the logfiles etc.

(ie killall -HUP smbd should work fine)

Andrew Bartlett

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