Serious NMB-Problem in Samba 3.0.0

Bernd Zimmermann berni1 at
Tue Oct 28 08:42:07 GMT 2003


I have a serious problem in Samba 3.0.0 which was not in Samba 2.2.x !

After a few hours running the nmbd is shutting down:

Log is as follows:
[2003/10/26 05:00:48, 2] nmbd/nmbd_browsesync.c:sync_with_dmb(151)
  sync_with_dmb: Initiating sync with domain master browser DS9<20> at 
IP for workgroup NCC1701
[2003/10/26 05:01:08, 3] nmbd/nmbd_serverlistdb.c:write_browse_list(421)
  write_browse_list: Wrote browse list into file /var/cache/samba/browse.dat
[2003/10/26 05:02:38, 2] lib/interface.c:add_interface(79)
  added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
[2003/10/26 05:02:38, 2] lib/interface.c:interpret_interface(128)
  can't determine netmask for
[2003/10/26 05:02:38, 2] nmbd/nmbd.c:reload_interfaces(220)
  reload_interfaces: Ignoring loopback interface
[2003/10/26 05:02:38, 2] nmbd/nmbd.c:reload_interfaces(254)
  Deleting dead interface
[2003/10/26 05:02:38, 0] nmbd/nmbd.c:reload_interfaces(263)
  reload_interfaces: No subnets to listen to. Shutting down...

At this time the Samba-Server is the only server on the subnet.
If a PC is online and there is traffic on the net this does not happen.
It seens to me that this must be a bug, because I dont think that
nmbd shut shut down only because of no traffic.
Also this behaviour does not happen in Samba 2.2.x - only since
I upgraded to Samba 3.0.0

I am currently using Debian/testing Package Samba-3.0.0-final1

Can anybody help, or perhaps a Samab Developer clarify the
situation ?
I habe a cron job - restarting Samba every 60 minutes, but I
think this would not be the best solution :-/

Thanks in advance,

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