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NAME

       smbcontrol - send messages to smbd, nmbd or winbindd processes

SYNOPSIS

       smbcontrol [-i] [-s]

       smbcontrol [destination] [message-type] [parameter]

DESCRIPTION

       This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.

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

OPTIONS

       -h|--help
           Print a summary of command line options.

       -s <configuration file>
           The file specified contains the configuration details required by
           the server. The information in this file includes server-specific
           information such as what printcap file to use, as well as
           descriptions of all the services that the server is to provide. See
           smb.conf for more information. The default configuration file name
           is determined at compile time.

       -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.

       destination
           One of nmbd, smbd or a process ID.

           The smbd destination causes the message to "broadcast" 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.

       message-type
           Type of message to send. See the section MESSAGE-TYPES for details.

       parameters
           any parameters required for the message-type

MESSAGE-TYPES

       Available message types are:

       close-share
           Order smbd to close the client connections to the named share. Note
           that this doesn´t affect client connections to any other shares.
           This message-type takes an argument of the share name for which
           client connections will be closed, or the "*" character which will
           close all currently open shares. This may be useful if you made
           changes to the access controls on the share. This message can only
           be sent to smbd.

       debug
           Set debug level to the value specified by the parameter. This can
           be sent to any of the destinations.

       force-election
           This message causes the nmbd daemon to force a new browse master
           election.

       ping
           Send specified number of "ping" messages and wait for the same
           number of reply "pong" messages. This can be sent to any of the
           destinations.

       profile
           Change profile settings of a daemon, based on the parameter. 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.

       debuglevel
           Request debuglevel of a certain daemon and write it to stdout. This
           can be sent to any of the destinations.

       profilelevel
           Request profilelevel of a certain daemon and write it to stdout.
           This can be sent to any smbd or nmbd destinations.

       printnotify
           Order smbd to send a printer notify message to any Windows NT
           clients connected to a printer. This message-type takes the
           following arguments:

           queuepause printername
               Send a queue pause change notify message to the printer
               specified.

           queueresume printername
               Send a queue resume change notify message for the printer
               specified.

           jobpause printername unixjobid
               Send a job pause change notify message for the printer and unix
               jobid specified.

           jobresume printername unixjobid
               Send a job resume change notify message for the printer and
               unix jobid specified.

           jobdelete printername unixjobid
               Send a job delete change notify message for the printer and
               unix jobid specified.

           Note that this message only sends notification that an event has
           occured. It doesn´t actually cause the event to happen.

           This message can only be sent to smbd.

       samsync
           Order smbd to synchronise sam database from PDC (being BDC). Can
           only be sent to smbd.

           Note
           Not working at the moment

       samrepl
           Send sam replication message, with specified serial. Can only be
           sent to smbd. Should not be used manually.

       dmalloc-mark
           Set a mark for dmalloc. Can be sent to both smbd and nmbd. Only
           available if samba is built with dmalloc support.

       dmalloc-log-changed
           Dump the pointers that have changed since the mark set by
           dmalloc-mark. Can be sent to both smbd and nmbd. Only available if
           samba is built with dmalloc support.

       shutdown
           Shut down specified daemon. Can be sent to both smbd and nmbd.

       pool-usage
           Print a human-readable description of all talloc(pool) memory usage
           by the specified daemon/process. Available for both smbd and nmbd.

       drvupgrade
           Force clients of printers using specified driver to update their
           local version of the driver. Can only be sent to smbd.

       reload-config
           Force daemon to reload smb.conf configuration file. Can be sent to
           smbd, nmbd, or winbindd.

VERSION

       This man page is correct for version 3 of the Samba suite.

SEE ALSO

       nmbd(8) and smbd(8).

AUTHOR

       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, available at 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. The conversion to
       DocBook XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.