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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Starting, Stopping, and Restarting the smbd Daemon

After your smb.conf file is correctly configured, you might want to start, stop, or restart your Samba server daemon. You can do this with the /usr/sbin/smbd command, which (with no options) starts the Samba server with all the defaults. The most common option you will change in this command is the location of the smb.conf file; you change this option if you don’t want to use the default location /etc/smb/smb.conf. The -s option enables you to change the smb.conf file Samba uses; this option is also useful for testing whether a new smb.conf file actually works. Another useful option is the -l option, which specifies the log file Samba uses to store information.

To start, stop, or restart Samba ...

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