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Im using samba 2.0 on my linux server. when i'm adding or deleting a share in the smb.conf file and then save it, it takes a long time for my win98 machine to get that info.

if i delete a share it will be available for 10 more minutes before it disappear....is it supposed to be like that or do i have to change some settings?
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by:wqclatre
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Restart samba....

As root:
In redhat /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb restart

Otherwise:
killall -HUP smbd
killall -HUP nmbd
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by:Grahn
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....i'm using the slackware distribution...
i'm loading samba via inetd and i tried to restart inetd but that didn't help...
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by:mcdonc
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When you say "if i delete a share it will be available for 10 more minutes before it disappear", do you mean you see it through browsing the network from a 98 machine after you've restarted inetd?

If so, I doubt you can actually access it (even you you may see it in the browse list).  Try to doubleclick on the share and you'll probably get an error.

For a possible explanation, see http://www.microsoft.com/win32dev/netwrk/browse1.htm (particularly the section titled "Browser Failures with Microsoft Networking).

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by:anders_02
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well, it's true...
i can access the deleted share for a couple of minutes, even after i've restarted inetd...(and killed the old one)

maybe i can shut down samba in another way? (i can still access the shares after killing inetd, so i guess smaba is never shut down, just restarted...)
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use this string of commands to shut down any trace of samba after you make an smb.conf change:

killall -HUP smbd
killall -HUP nmbd
killall -HUP `cat /var/run/inetd.pid`

Then try to re-access the server.  See what happens.
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by:anders_02
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yep, it's working!
thanx for helping!



just propose an answer and you'll get your points


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Cool.  I'll restate the answer:

Use this string of commands to shut down any trace of samba after you make an smb.conf change:

       killall -HUP smbd
       killall -HUP nmbd
       killall -HUP `cat /var/run/inetd.pid`

Then try to re-access the server.  See what happens.
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