Never run 'smbd' or 'nmbd' when running 'samba', eg as an AD DC

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Feb 4 23:34:14 MST 2013

On Mon, 2013-02-04 at 19:17 -0800, jimc wrote:
> It. Is. Alive!
> Thank all of you for your help and patience!
> A suggestion for the 'dummies' version: somewhere it might be worthwhile 
> to mention that Samba 4 will not run well if smbd or nmbd are running.

Samba 4.0.3 (due tomorrow) will shut down if it cannot bind to ALL the ports it requires.

This should make it more obvious when situations like this occur.  (The
same will apply to other non-samba users of these ports, such as
OpenLDAP and the MIT KDC). 

The error in the log will probably be

Finally, please choose an appropirate and meaningful subject for your


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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