And here I was, foolishly hoping it was something simple.
I'm sorry, I haven't learned enough yet to know what you mean by xinetd/inetd or Sys V. I understand reparse and init in other contexts, but I'm reluctant to assume they mean the same thing here. Is 'init' synonomous with 'boot'? I'll researchthese terms and post a hopefully intelligent answer, but it's going to take me a while.
The command you show looks familiar from reading at http://www.linuxheadquarters.com/how...g/samba.shtml,
but they have 'samba' where you have 'smb'. I couldn't find 'samba' in that directory; I can find smb so I'll try that.
But I still don't know when I should specify 'start' vs 'restart'. Is it 'start' if the service doesn't start automatically at boot, and 'restart' only after a 'stop'? Or is it 'restart' only if I change a configuration file while stopped? What happens if I change a config and 'start' instead of 'restart'?
I'll just go over here and wet the newspaper with the other puppies.