Frustration with Samba

Mark Blackman tmb
Tue Jul 6 22:08:26 BST 1999

Don't know about using samba this way. I start up the two daemons
'smbd' and 'nmbd' at boot up time and they do all the work happily.
You might try this way. I think you may have to do extra work to
make it work from inetd.conf.


In message <E111aFe-0002MP-00.1999-07-06-19-47-31 at>, David S
tocks writes:
>Evening all,
>I was wondering if anybody could give me some help with setting up Samba on
>a 2.2.6 system; I've been playing around with it for a little while now,
>and, quite frankly, one hand is reaching for my shotgun.
>I can't even get my windows machine to _find_ the FBSD machine, let alone do
>anything off it.
>Following one of the articles in the FreeBSD Diary on the subject I
>activated the extra lines in inetd.conf (they'd been commented out):
>netbios-sn stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/sbin/smbd smbd
>netbios-ns dgram udp wait root /usr/local/sbin/nmbd nmbd
>After doing this, my machine slows conciderably and nmbd keeps on restarting
>itself after running for a few seconds, with the fun result that its pid
>keeps on growing.
>I've read over the smb.conf (5) man page, looked at the sample configuration
>files, and as best I can see there's nothing wrong with my smb.conf file
>that should stop it being at least visable to the outside world.
>My best guess is that there's something wrong with the way nmbd is being run
>(since it is constantly respawning and doesn't bother to answer any name
>requests best I can tell) - am I just being stupid or does the problem lie
>else where?  I have a feeling that if other machines could _see_ the FBSD
>machine then getting the shares working should be more simple...
>I'm running Samba 1.9.18p3, and a significant risk of random violence... if
>anybody out there can help... just like, please.
>Yours hopefully,
>David Stocks
>CS + AI undergraduate, Edinburgh University
>CS + AI undergraduate, Edinburgh University.
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