smdb crashes

Jason Carlson jason at
Sat Feb 25 16:35:47 MST 2012

Is it normal to receive this warning when running just samba binary?

[2012/02/25 16:25:46,  0] ../source4/smbd/server.c:366(binary_smbd_main)
  samba version 4.0.0alpha19-GIT-341bd82 started.
  Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2012
[2012/02/25 16:25:47,  0] ../source4/smbd/server.c:461(binary_smbd_main)
  samba: using 'standard' process model
WARNING: no socket to connect to

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 2:26 AM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> wrote:

> On Fri, 2012-02-24 at 23:04 -0700, Jason Carlson wrote:
> > When I run smdb while using Samba 4 I receive the following error: (Any
> > Ideas?)
> This is perfectly normal and expected.  You do not need to run smbd,
> Samba4 already includes a file server in the 'samba' binary.
> We have plans to swap over the file server implementation there, but the
> current plan is that it will still be started by 'samba', and so running
> smbd additionally will indeed fail, due to being unable to bind to the
> sockets.
> What we do need to do is make this more clear, so our administrators can
> better understand the different modal for starting services and easily
> diagnose failures when they occur.
> Andrew Bartlett
> --
> Andrew Bartlett                      
> Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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