[Samba] When to restart samba

Andrew Masterson Andrew.Masterson at nuvistaenergy.com
Fri Aug 29 14:30:05 GMT 2008

If I understand correctly, in order to have the smb.conf file applied
you need to restart smbd.


Is "service smbd reload" sufficient (which does a "killproc smbd -HUP")?
Will this kill any active connections to samba resources causing user
disruption?  Or is this a seamless process that can be carried out


I ask because if I need to kill all user connections to production
shares in order to test different share parameters that changes my




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