[Samba] differences between restart and reload

Michael Gasch gasch at eva.mpg.de
Mon Jan 16 19:18:51 GMT 2006

if you really want to kill all connected clients and force them to 
reread the smb.conf you should use restart

i always try to avoid restart in a productive env because some apps my 
fail or open files may got lost


Fabio wrote:
> Hi!
> I read in samba howto that "samba restart" command restarts both daemons nmbd 
> and smbd while "samba reload" command force smbd to read smb.conf.
> question: when is important restart samba daemons after changed smb.conf? in 
> case of changed of global section?
> thanks in advance,
> Fabio

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