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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for testparm (opensolaris section 1)

TESTPARM(1)				  User Commands 			      TESTPARM(1)

NAME
       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
       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.

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 http://opensolaris.org.

       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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