[Samba] Please Help!!! smbcontrol close-share

Carlos R.P.Evertsz carlosrpevertsz at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 18:53:09 UTC 2015

Hi Marc,

Thank you for your email.

I think something is wrong with the command or syntax. For example, I 
open the share folder in a Win workstation(\\server\My_Share) and then 
run the program to close
that share in the server console. The workstation continues to have 
normal access to that share. Nothing change.

  I think If the command were running correctly the workstation would 
not be able to access the share.

Is there other way to do this? I can try.


On Sep/08/2015 12:08 PM, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Hello Carlos,
> Am 08.09.2015 um 17:42 schrieb Carlos R.P.Evertsz:
>> I found that 'smbcontrol close-share' command  supposed to do that, but
>> when i try to run command it doesn't work.
>>          sudo smbcontrol smbd close-share My_Share
> Have you read the manpage of smbcontrol? "close-share" just closes all
> connections to a share, without affecting other client connections. It
> doesn't remove a share.
>> It returns the following:
>>              Ignoring unknown parameter "use client drivers"
>>             WARNING: [printers] service MUST be printable!
>>             Ignoring unknown parameter "use client drivers"
> This doesn't mean that this command failed. It just tells you, what's
> wrong with your smb.conf. See "testparm".
>> I want to close a samba share using a command that can be executed
>> when i need it or scheduled with at/cron.
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2011-September/164268.html
> Regards,
> Marc

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