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       smbcontrol [ -d <debug level> ]  [ -s <smb config file>  ]

       smbcontrol  [ -d <debug level> ]  [ -s <smb config file> ]
       destination message-type [ parameter ]


       This tool is part of the  Samba suite.

       smbcontrol is a very small program, which  sends  messages
       to  an  smbd(8) an nmbd(8) or a winbindd(8) daemon running
       on the system.


       -d <debuglevel>
              debuglevel is an integer from 0 to 10.

       -s <smb.conf>
              This parameter specifies the pathname to the  Samba
              configuration file,  smb.conf(5) This file controls
              all aspects of the Samba setup on the machine.

       -i     Run interactively. Individual commands of the  form
              destination  message-type parameters can be entered
              on STDIN. An empty command line or a "q" will  quit
              the program.

              One of nmbd smbd or a process ID.

              The  smbd destination causes the message to "broad­
              cast" to all smbd daemons.

              The nmbd destination causes the message to be  sent
              to  the nmbd daemon specified in the nmbd.pid file.

              If a single process ID is  given,  the  message  is
              sent to only that process.

              One  of: close-share, debug, force-election, ping ,
              profile,   debuglevel,  profilelevel,  or  printer-

              The  close-share  message-type  sends  a message to
              smbd which will then close the  client  connections
              to  the  named share. Note that this doesn't affect
              client connections to any other shares.  This  mes­
              sage-type  takes  an argument of the share name for
              which client connections will be closed, or the "*"
              messages  specified  by the parameter and waits for
              the same number of reply "pong" messages. This  can
              be sent to any of the destinations.

              The profile message-type sends a message to an smbd
              to change the profile settings based on the parame­
              ter.  The  parameter can be "on" to turn on profile
              stats collection, "off" to turn off  profile  stats
              collection,  "count"  to  enable only collection of
              count stats (time stats are disabled), and  "flush"
              to zero the current profile stats. This can be sent
              to any smbd or nmbd destinations.

              The debuglevel message-type sends a "request  debug
              level"  message. The current debug level setting is
              returned by a "debuglevel"  message.  This  can  be
              sent to any of the destinations.

              The profilelevel message-type sends a "request pro­
              file level" message. The current profile level set­
              ting  is returned by a "profilelevel" message. This
              can be sent to any smbd or nmbd destinations.

              The printer-notify message-type sends a message  to
              smbd  which  in turn sends a printer notify message
              to any Windows NT clients connected to  a  printer.
              This  message-type takes an argument of the printer
              name to send notify messages to.  This message  can
              only be sent to smbd.

              any parameters required for the message-type


       This  man  page  is  correct  for version 2.2 of the Samba


       nmbd(8) and smbd(8)


       The original Samba software  and  related  utilities  were
       created  by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the
       Samba Team as an Open Source project similar  to  the  way
       the Linux kernel is developed.

       The  original  Samba  man pages were written by Karl Auer.
       The  man  page  sources  were  converted  to  YODL  format
       (another  excellent  piece of Open Source software, avail­
       able          at           ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/
       <URL:ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/>) and updated for the
       Samba 2.0 release by Jeremy  Allison.  The  conversion  to



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