[Samba] File Change notification in Samba

Prateek.Mathur at lntinfotech.com Prateek.Mathur at lntinfotech.com
Mon Jun 30 06:36:02 GMT 2008

        I wanted to know is Samba able to notify any changes made to the 
shared directory or files to the clients instantly or not?
If I change/edit the file in a shared path and some clients are viewing 
that file will the changes get reflected to them instantly without doing a 
to refresh by the clients. 
I came across sumthing called  CHANGE NOTIFY in samba configuration 
parameters but i m not sure how to make use of it as it is set to YES by 

Any help in this area as to how we can enable change notification in SAMBA 
will be extremely useful.

Prateek Mathur
Software Engineer


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