[Samba] Re: Question on Load Balancing between password server

Yimin Chen ymchen at cisco.com
Tue Sep 21 16:29:52 GMT 2004

Hi John,

Thanks for the clarification! How often does smbd check the file's 
time/date signiture? Everytime when a request needs to be transferred over?


John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Monday 20 September 2004 18:54, Yimin Chen wrote:
>>I saw the following documentation regarding how to specify multiple
>>domain controllers for Samba member server to authenticate a user:
>>“password server = DOMPDC DOMBDC1 DOMBDC2
>>These are the primary and backup domain controllers Samba will attempt
>>to contact in order to authenticate users. Samba will try to contact
>>each of these servers in order, so you may want to rearrange this list
>>in order to spread out the authentication load among domain
>>How can we rearrange the list while Samba server is already running? I
>>suppose there must be a way to Samba server to pick up the changes
>>without being restarted?
>>Your suggestion is appreciated!
> smbd re-reads the smb.conf file when the time/date signature has changed.
> In other words, it is automatically re-read after a change is made.
> - John T.

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