[Samba] Values set in Include files and SMB.CONF

Andy Liebman andyliebman at aol.com
Wed Oct 6 05:59:57 MDT 2010


I use "include" files to define samba shares for individual users, so 
that each user has his/her own smb.username.conf file. Makes maintenance 
straightforward when you have hundreds of users. :)

Now I want to use "include" files for another purpose.  My many servers 
all have a standard smb.conf file, but I want to be able to customize 
the global settings on some servers by creating a file called 
"smb.custom.conf" and referring to this file in the global section of my 
main smb.conf.  The smb.custom.conf file will either be empty, or have 
custom values listed for some parameters. My question is, if I have one 
set of values in the global setting of my smb.conf file (for example, 
"use sendfile = yes" or "max xmit = 32768"), and then I put different 
values for those same parameters in an "include" file, will the values 
from the "include" file be the ones that get applied?

When I run "testparm", indeed I see the values from the include file and 
NOT from smb.conf.  I just want to make sure there isn't some hidden 
trap in what I am doing.  Good advice welcome.

Andy Liebman

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