NITIN PANDE npande at
Mon Sep 24 21:18:01 GMT 2001

It may be so with AIX 4.x.  I had installed samba on AIX 3.x, and I had to start
it manually (both smb and nmb).  It was real PITA.  However, I didn't install it
using smit (maybe thats why it had so many probs!).
Nitin :)

DavidAtkinson at wrote:

> Bob,
> Under Linux (well, any SysV Unix, I think) you can start and stop using
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb start
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb stop
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb restart
> Under AIX I believe that by default it sets itself up in inetd, so there is
> no need to restart, just do a ps -ef to find out where it's process ID and
> then kill -HUP those processes. I am also including a page by our local AIX
> admin  (BTW: We also use AIX 4.x, our most recent version is 4.3.2, but hey,
> we have 1 Tiger-2)
> NB: Although the attached documentation may mention IBM Wangaratta, Bluegum
> Wangaratta or Solectron Wangaratta, do not consider the procedures mentioned
> here in to in any way refelct the procedures or to be in any way endorsed by
> the aforementioned companies. It outlines what we do, but it is not an
> approved procedure.
> ---------------------------------
> Install
>  Get an account for the host on the PDC
> Using the server admin tool, just add a new host as an 'NT Workstation or
> Server'
>  Install the samba fileset with smit install
> The install from an AIX install file was rather trivial.
> Aparently the install adds the swat entry to /etc/services and adds entries
> to /etc/inetd.conf to run the daemons under inetd.
>  Comment out the lines for smbd & nmbd as follows:
> # The following three lines are for the Samba SMB Server (freeware)
> # netbios-ssn stream tcp  nowait  root    /usr/local/bin/smbd smbd
> # netbios-ns  dgram  udp  wait    root    /usr/local/bin/nmbd nmbd
> swat        stream tcp  nowait.400  root    /usr/local/bin/swat swat
>  Add the following to the end of /etc/rc.tcpip
> # Start samba
> /usr/local/bin/nmbd -D &
> /usr/local/bin/smbd -D &
>  Edit /usr/local/lib/smb.conf and set the following:
>   security = domain
>   password server = bgntpdc
>   wins server =
> Ensure that none of the above lines are commented out. Also, with the
> security = statement, there is an uncommented statement immediately after
> the commented one. Make sure you dont end up with 2 conflicting statements.
>  Run the following command ONCE ONLY & BEFORE STARTING SAMBA
> smbpasswd -j BGNT
>  Save the files /var/samba/private/BGNT.CCS.mac & MACHINE.SID
>  Reboot or run the above commands manually to start Samba.
> If smbpasswd is run a second time these files will be corrupted. Either
> restore the original files or
> Delete system account on PDC
> Recreate system account on PDC
> rerun smbpasswd -j BGNT
> Make sure you save BGNT.CCS.mac & MACHINE.SID this time !!
> Config
> The config file is /usr/local/lib/smb.conf
> Maps
> The map name is /var/samba/
> This is a mapping of BGNT domain userids to CCS userids
> The format is:
> jaa = jatkinson
> If passwords are different for the NT domain and the referenced unix account
> you will need to initialise the password on the unix box. Enter:
> /usr/local/bin/smbpasswd uuser
> Where uuser is the unix user referenced to the NT user in the file
> When prompted enter the NT password.
> Connection Environment
> John Atkinson   18-APR-00
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stoddard, Bob [mailto:BStoddard at]
> Sent: Tuesday, 25 September 2001 5:12 AM
> To: 'DavidAtkinson at'
> Subject: SAMBA
> I cannot stop and restart the smbd services, is there a script or command
> line to start and stop the SAMBA processes?
> Robert F. Stoddard
> Information Systems Manager
> Morrison Products, Inc.
> bstoddard at
> 216-486-4000 x182

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