Laptops and nmbd

Timothy Keeler keeler.timothy at
Fri Jul 13 01:07:45 GMT 2007

Was there ever a resolution or explanation around this? 


When you run nmbd on a laptop and don't launch it from inetd but run it
directly as nmbd -D then nmbd shuts down when you disconnect the laptop,
because there are no more subnets.

   reload_interfaces: No subnets to listen to. Shutting down...

So everytime you disconnect your laptop and connect somewhere else you need
to restart nmbd. Is there any specific reason for this?

Why not idle the process 30 secs and then try to reload the interfaces

Universiteit Twente
Derk-Jan 'The DJ' Hartman
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