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

Carlos R.P.Evertsz carlosrpevertsz at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 19:59:08 UTC 2015

Thank you Marc

Now i understand.  I have to make a script file to modify current 
smb.conf, change the parameters "available=no" "browseable=no" and then 
reload the configuration file.

One final question; It is possible to load a configuration file with 
non-standard name?  For example to load TempSMB.conf instead of smb.conf?

Thank you for your help.


On Sep/08/2015 3:02 PM, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Am 08.09.2015 um 20:53 schrieb Carlos R.P.Evertsz:
>> 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.
> No. Have a look at the smbcontrol manpage.
> This command does only close the connection of all clients to the given
> share. It doesn't remove the share or take it offline.
> You run this command only to close all client connections to a share,
> without disturbing other connections. If you would kill the PIDs of
> connected processes, you would quit connections to other shares, too,
> and clients need to reconnect.
> After closing the connections, you can make the share unavailable. See
> the link I posted:
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2011-September/164268.html
> Run "smbcontrol all reload-config" afterwards, to reload the changes.
> Then you share is offline, until you enable it again.
> Regards,
> Marc

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