[Samba] Can I reconfigure Samba share without restart smb service?
mike at powys-training.co.uk
Wed May 12 08:34:45 GMT 2004
I read somewhere that Samba re-reads its config file every minute or so. I
think one of my servers (2.2.0a) does this but the other (2.2.8a) seems to
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Novosielski" <novosirj at umdnj.edu>
To: "ww m-pubsyssamba" <pubsyssamba at bbc.co.uk>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Can I reconfigure Samba share without restart smb
> AFAIK, Samba will notice a change on its own as well.
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> On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, ww m-pubsyssamba wrote:
> > Everytime I add or remove some samba shares, I must restart smb service
to take effect. Is there anyway to reconfig it without restart?
> > >> Yes there is, you must "kill -HUP" your parent smbd process, either
work out which pid it is from running ps -aef (-aux or whatever
> > for your UNIX platform) or cat /sambainstalldir/var/locks/smbd.pid file
which contains the PID, then "kill -HUP YourPID"
> > For already established client connections they may not see the changes
until they disconnect but for new connections your
> > smb.conf/share changes will be visable,
> > cheers Andy.
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