pidfile_create error in nmbd

Andre Gerhard agerhard at
Tue Aug 25 14:04:42 GMT 1998

Hello ...

I am using the latest samba NTDOMAIN release, source code obtained
by cvs.
My server runs the Linux Redhat 5.0 O.S., with kernel 2.0.35.
When starting the nmbd daemon (via inetd), I am getting the following
error message in syslog:

[1998/08/25 10:38:46, 0] lib/pidfile.c:pidfile_create(83)
  ERROR: nmbd : fcntl lock of file /usr/local/samba/var/locks/
failed. Error was No such file or directory     

The result is that nmbd is not started, so no Samba ...

But the file is being created, it appears in the
/usr/local/samba/var/locks directory, with a size of 0.

Does anyone have a solution to this problem ?

Thanks in advance,

Andre Gerhard
Systems/Network Administrator
Universidade de Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil

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