smbd daemon mode - fork() ?

John E. Malmberg malmberg at
Thu Dec 6 17:30:17 GMT 2001

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> Quick question.
> Any other os have problem implementing/Emulation fork() ?
> We have given up to get smbd to run as deamon.

OpenVMS does not currently have a fork() function, and there is no way 
to effectively emulate it.  Anything that uses fork() must be recoded.

I have not completed the coding for this yet for anything past 2.0.6.

The OpenVMS debugger can handle debugging SMBD either interactively or 
in daemon mode otherwise.  The daemon mode can be configured to launch 
the debugger back to an X-11 display.  But obviously when doing that, 
you want to limit the number of sessions launched.

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