[Samba] Change machine name without a reboot?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Mon Feb 22 23:40:46 UTC 2016

Am 23.02.2016 um 00:35 schrieb Paul D. DeRocco:
> I'm having trouble changing the machine name programmatically on Samba 4
> (running under systemd). There's no "netbios name" option in smb.conf, so
> I'm relying on it using the hostname. Here's what I'm doing:
> 1) Call sethostname() with the new name.
> 2) Write the same name into /etc/hostname, to make it nonvolatile.
> 3) Read a decimal number from /var/run/smbd.pid.
> 4) Send SIGHUP to that process.
> Nothing happens. If I reboot, then the new name is announced on the
> network. How do I get it to do this without rebooting the entire system?

just restart the samba server instead only reload?

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