Samba WINS server killing NMBD process
ue191 at victoria.tc.ca
Fri Aug 9 04:45:11 GMT 2002
COLLOT Jean-Yves wrote:
> In order to fix the "MIME format" problem, I tried to use Outlook
> Express instead of Outlook 97 (I was not able to find out how to disable
> MIME and send messages in plain text with outlook 97).
> For some unknown reason, it worked fine once, but now every time I try
> to send anything this way, the samba mailing list server refuses it
> immediately with a Subject ignored/too much errors" messages. Welcome
> again to the wonderful Microsoft world...
I feel your pain viz. M$. :-) If you have a choice in the matter, you
might want to switch over to Netscape 7 or even Eudora for your mail and
news. Netscape's had its problems converting from the 4.x to the 6.x
software, but the pre-release version 7 has been very stable for me.
> Because I don't want to send
> MIME messages to the samba list, I send this directly to you. If you
> want so, you may forward it to the list.
I think I should, Jean-Yves. After all, your detective work has
revealed, if not the exact problem, its probable location.
> So the message I wanted to send to you was the following :
> Could you remove from your SMB.CONF file the line "log level = 2" ?
> When interactively starting NMBD with the "-d 5" option, we force the
> log level to be set to 5. But as soon as the SMB.CONF file is read and
> processed, this log level goes down back to 2, so some valuable
> information is not logged.
Sorry, I wasn't keeping my head up on that one. Thanks.
> For example, when the log says " initialise_wins: Can't open wins
> database file /samba_root/var/locks/wins.dat. Error was no such file or
> directory", this is NOT the reason why the process stops : this message
> is only a warning, and NMBD creates a brand new WINS.DAT file. However,
> it is the last level 2 message before exiting. With level 5 logging
> you'd have a lot more information.
I certainly did get a bucket load.
[snip - more useful stuff]
> My guess is that you may not have exactly the same EXE and/or libraries
> than mine, so the DEBUG modification I gave you does not work properly
> with your EXE file.
> I send you the compiled NMBD_WINSSERVER.OBJ from the modified .C file
> (only changing "True" by "False" as I advised before), and the
> associated relinked NMBD.EXE so you'll have exactly the same NMBD.EXE
> than mine (which is working fine here with the same SMB.CONF as yours).
> Could you try that, and tell us what happens ?
It works! Merci! So it was the NMBD_WINSSERVER.OBJ that was 'bad' I
guess, since our NMBD executables would appear to be identical. My sole
remaining issue is to get the modified OBJ module into my library.
Unfortunately, I'm a VMS baby and can't do it myself. Would you please
take me through it?
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