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testparm(1) [opensolaris man page]

TESTPARM(1)							   User Commands						       TESTPARM(1)

testparm - check an smb.conf configuration file for internal correctness SYNOPSIS
testparm [-s] [-h] [-v] [-L <servername>] [-t <encoding>] {config filename} [hostname hostIP] DESCRIPTION
This tool is part of the samba(7) suite. testparm is a very simple test program to check an smbd(1M) configuration file for internal correctness. If this program 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 specified in the configuration file will be available or will operate as expected. If the optional host name and host IP address are specified on the command line, this test program will run through the service entries reporting whether the specified 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. OPTIONS
-s Without this option, testparm will prompt for a carriage return after printing the service names and before dumping the service definitions. -h|--help Print a summary of command line options. -V Prints the program version number. -L servername Sets the value of the %L macro to servername. This is useful for testing include files specified with the %L macro. -v If this option is specified, testparm will also output all options that were not used in smb.conf(4) and are thus set to their defaults. -t encoding Output data in specified encoding. --parameter-name parametername Dumps the named parameter. If no section-name is set the view is limited by default to the global section. It is also possible to dump a parametrical option. Therfore the option has to be separated by a colon from the parametername. --section-name sectionname Dumps the named section. configfilename This is the name of the configuration file to check. If this parameter is not present then the default smb.conf(4) file will be checked. hostname If this parameter and the following are specified, then testparm will examine the hosts allow and hosts deny parameters in the smb.conf(4) file to determine if the hostname with this IP address would be allowed access to the smbd server. If this parameter is supplied, the hostIP parameter must also be supplied. hostIP This is the IP address of the host specified in the previous parameter. This address must be supplied if the hostname parameter is supplied. FILES
smb.conf(4) This is usually the name of the configuration file used by smbd(1M). DIAGNOSTICS
The program will issue a message saying whether the configuration file loaded OK or not. This message may be preceded 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. VERSION
This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite. SEE ALSO
smb.conf(4), smbd(1M) 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 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. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +--------------------+----------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +--------------------+----------------------+ |Availability | SUNWsmbar, SUNWsmbau | +--------------------+----------------------+ |Interface Stability | External | +--------------------+----------------------+ NOTES
Source for Samba is available on Samba(7) delivers the set of four SMF(5) services as can be seen from the following example: $ svcs samba wins winbind swat STATE STIME FMRI disabled Apr_21 svc:/network/samba:default disabled Apr_21 svc:/network/winbind:default disabled Apr_21 svc:/network/wins:default disabled Apr_21 svc:/network/swat:default where the services are: "samba" runs the smbd daemon managing the CIFS sessions "wins" runs the nmbd daemon enabling the browsing (WINS) "winbind" runs the winbindd daemon making the domain idmap "swat" Samba Web Administration Tool is a service providing access to browser-based Samba administration interface and on-line documentation. The service runs on software loopback network interface on port 901/tcp, i.e. opening "http://localhost:901/" in browser will access the SWAT service on local machine. Please note: SWAT uses HTTP Basic Authentication scheme where user name and passwords are sent over the network in clear text. In the SWAT case the user name is root. Transferring such sensitive data is advisable only on the software loopback network interface or over secure networks. Samba 3.0 01/19/2009 TESTPARM(1)

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