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       testparm [ -s ]  [ -h ]  [ -x ]  [ -L <servername> ]  con­
       fig filename [ hostname hostIP ]


       This tool is part of the  Samba suite.

       testparm  is  a  very simple test program to check an smbd
       configuration file for internal correctness. If this  pro­
       gram  reports  no  problems, you can use the configuration
       file with confidence that smbd will successfully load  the
       configuration file.

       Note that this is NOT a guarantee that the services speci­
       fied in the configuration file will be available  or  will
       operate as expected.

       If  the  optional host name and host IP address are speci­
       fied on the command  line,  this  test  program  will  run
       through  the  service entries reporting whether the speci­
       fied host has access to each service.

       If testparm finds  an  error  in  the   smb.conf  file  it
       returns  an exit code of 1 to the calling program, else it
       returns an exit code of 0. This allows  shell  scripts  to
       test the output from testparm.


       -s     Without  this  option,  testparm  will prompt for a
              carriage return after printing  the  service  names
              and before dumping the service definitions.

       -h     Print usage message

       -x     Print only parameters that have non-default values

       -L servername
              Sets the value of the %L macro to servername.  This
              is useful for testing include files specified  with
              the %L macro.

              This  is  the  name  of  the  configuration file to
              check. If this parameter is not  present  then  the
              default smb.conf file will be checked.

              If  this parameter and the following are specified,
              then testparm will  examine  the  hosts  allow  and
              hosts  deny  parameters  in  the  smb.conf  file to
              determine if the  hostname  with  this  IP  address

       The program will issue a message saying whether  the  con­
       figuration file loaded OK or not. This message may be pre­
       ceded by errors and warnings if the file did not load.  If
       the  file  was loaded OK, the program then dumps all known
       service details to stdout.


       This man page is correct for  version  2.2  of  the  Samba


       smb.conf(5) 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
       DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter

                         19 November 2002             TESTPARM(1)
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