Running smb without nmb? (Linux Suse 8.1 feature)
jay at jayts.cx
Wed Oct 23 17:04:35 GMT 2002
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l. a. walsh wrote:
> I recently upgraded my Linux distro to SuSE 8.1 which
> came w/samba 2.2.5.
> A feature of the upgrade was that it 'split' the startup
> script for samba from 1 script for _smb_ & _nmb_ to 2 scripts.
Wow, you are right. I have an installation of SuSE 8.1 here,
and had to boot it up to check. Looks like I have a note to
add to Chapter 2...
> Question is this: is there any good reason
> for splitting the two or making so one is runnable w/o the other?
AFAIK, SuSE is the only Linux distribution that does this. But ...
now I'll have to check a few others and see.
I'd guess that they split them up (having both a smb and nmb
script in /etc/init.d) to allow the two daemons to be controlled
independently. That is, you can do a
# /etc/init.d/nmb restart
and restart just nmbd, without having to restart smbd.
> So how/why would splitting these scripts be a good thing?
I think it's a matter of opinion whether or not this is better.
Obviously, someone at SuSE thinks it is! :)
I'd suggest writing a script that does something like:
That way, it will work like Red Hat and other distributions,
so you can start/stop/restart/(etc.) Samba with one command.
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