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1<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"><title>testparm</title><link rel="stylesheet" href="samba.css" type="text/css"><meta name="generator" content="DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.68.1"></head><body bgcolor="white" text="black" link="#0000FF" vlink="#840084" alink="#0000FF"><div class="refentry" lang="en"><a name="testparm.1"></a><div class="titlepage"></div><div class="refnamediv"><h2>Name</h2><p>testparm &#8212; check an smb.conf configuration file for
2        internal correctness</p></div><div class="refsynopsisdiv"><h2>Synopsis</h2><div class="cmdsynopsis"><p><code class="command">testparm</code>  [-s] [-h] [-v] [-L &lt;servername&gt;] [-t &lt;encoding&gt;] {config filename} [hostname hostIP]</p></div></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id231141"></a><h2>DESCRIPTION</h2><p>This tool is part of the <a href="samba.7.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">samba</span>(7)</span></a> suite.</p><p><span><strong class="command">testparm</strong></span> is a very simple test program
3        to check an <a href="smbd.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbd</span>(8)</span></a> configuration file for
4        internal correctness. If this program reports no problems, you
5        can use the configuration file with confidence that <span><strong class="command">smbd
6        </strong></span> will successfully load the configuration file.</p><p>Note that this is <span class="emphasis"><em>NOT</em></span> a guarantee that
7        the services specified in the configuration file will be
8        available or will operate as expected. </p><p>If the optional host name and host IP address are
9        specified on the command line, this test program will run through
10        the service entries reporting whether the specified host
11        has access to each service. </p><p>If <span><strong class="command">testparm</strong></span> finds an error in the <code class="filename">
12        smb.conf</code> file it returns an exit code of 1 to the calling
13        program, else it returns an exit code of 0. This allows shell scripts
14        to test the output from <span><strong class="command">testparm</strong></span>.</p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id231416"></a><h2>OPTIONS</h2><div class="variablelist"><dl><dt><span class="term">-s</span></dt><dd><p>Without this option, <span><strong class="command">testparm</strong></span> 
15                will prompt for a carriage return after printing the service
16                names and before dumping the service definitions.</p></dd><dt><span class="term">-h|--help</span></dt><dd><p>Print a summary of command line options.
17</p></dd><dt><span class="term">-V</span></dt><dd><p>Prints the program version number.
18</p></dd><dt><span class="term">-L servername</span></dt><dd><p>Sets the value of the %L macro to <em class="replaceable"><code>servername</code></em>.
19                This is useful for testing include files specified with the
20                %L macro. </p></dd><dt><span class="term">-v</span></dt><dd><p>If this option is specified, testparm
21                will also output all options that were not used in <a href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a> and are thus set to their defaults.</p></dd><dt><span class="term">-t encoding</span></dt><dd><p>
22                Output data in specified encoding.
23                </p></dd><dt><span class="term">--parameter-name parametername</span></dt><dd><p>
24                Dumps the named parameter.  If no section-name is set the view
25                is limited by default to the global section.
27                It is also possible to dump a parametrical option.  Therfore
28                the option has to be separated by a colon from the
29                parametername.
30                </p></dd><dt><span class="term">--section-name sectionname</span></dt><dd><p>
31                Dumps the named section.
32                </p></dd><dt><span class="term">configfilename</span></dt><dd><p>This is the name of the configuration file
33                to check. If this parameter is not present then the
34                default <a href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a> file will be checked.   
35                </p></dd><dt><span class="term">hostname</span></dt><dd><p>If this parameter and the following are
36                specified, then <span><strong class="command">testparm</strong></span> will examine the <em class="parameter"><code>hosts
37                allow</code></em> and <em class="parameter"><code>hosts deny</code></em> 
38                parameters in the <a href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a> file to
39                determine if the hostname with this IP address would be
40                allowed access to the <span><strong class="command">smbd</strong></span> server.  If
41                this parameter is supplied, the hostIP parameter must also
42                be supplied.</p></dd><dt><span class="term">hostIP</span></dt><dd><p>This is the IP address of the host specified
43                in the previous parameter.  This address must be supplied
44                if the hostname parameter is supplied. </p></dd></dl></div></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id230564"></a><h2>FILES</h2><div class="variablelist"><dl><dt><span class="term"><a href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a></span></dt><dd><p>This is usually the name of the configuration
45                file used by <a href="smbd.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbd</span>(8)</span></a>.
46                </p></dd></dl></div></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id230598"></a><h2>DIAGNOSTICS</h2><p>The program will issue a message saying whether the
47        configuration file loaded OK or not. This message may be preceded by
48        errors and warnings if the file did not load. If the file was
49        loaded OK, the program then dumps all known service details
50        to stdout. </p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id230610"></a><h2>VERSION</h2><p>This man page is correct for version 3.0 of
51        the Samba suite.</p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id230621"></a><h2>SEE ALSO</h2><p><a href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a>, <a href="smbd.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbd</span>(8)</span></a></p></div><div class="refsect1" lang="en"><a name="id271746"></a><h2>AUTHOR</h2><p>The original Samba software and related utilities
52        were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed
53        by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar
54        to the way the Linux kernel is developed.</p><p>The original Samba man pages were written by Karl Auer.
55        The man page sources were converted to YODL format (another
56        excellent piece of Open Source software, available at <a href="" target="_top">
57</a>) and updated for the Samba 2.0
58        release by Jeremy Allison.  The conversion to DocBook for
59        Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter. The conversion to DocBook XML 4.2
60        for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.</p></div></div></body></html>
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