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TESTPARM(1)									      TESTPARM(1)

       testparm - check an smb.conf configuration file for  internal correctness

       testparm [ -s ]	[ -h ]	[ -x ]	[ -L <servername> ]  config 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 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 call-
       ing program, else it returns an exit code of 0. This allows shell scripts to test the out-
       put 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 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.

	      This is usually the name of the configuration file used by smbd.

       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.

       This man page is correct for version 2.2 of the Samba suite.

       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 con-
       verted to YODL format (another excellent piece  of  Open  Source  software,  available  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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