22.2.4. Starting and Stopping the Server

On the server that is sharing directories via Samba, the smb service must be running.
View the status of the Samba daemon with the following command:
/sbin/service smb status
Start the daemon with the following command:
/sbin/service smb start
Stop the daemon with the following command:
/sbin/service smb stop
To start the smb service at boot time, use the command:
/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 smb on
You can also use chkconfig, ntsysv, or the Services Configuration Tool to configure which services start at boot time. Refer to Chapter 19, Controlling Access to Services for details.

Tip

To view active connections to the system, execute the command smbstatus.