Samba 2.2.8 not starting

Carl Perkins CARL at
Wed May 14 13:23:15 GMT 2003

>>NMBD is a service.  It should be created each time someone requests access,
>>just like the FTP server.  It's not supposed to hang around.

This is not correct. 

The SMBD is a service. The SMBD service defined in your IP stack
configuration runs the SMBD_STARTUP.COM to create the SMBD when needed.

The NMBD is not a service. Look at your SAMBA_STARTUP.COM file and you'll
see that it creates the NMBD as a detached process. This is normally run
only once, at system boot. You should not have an NMBD service defined
that runs this (or the that it uses as its
input, either) - I'm not sure what would happen, but it couldn't be good.

>So, I don't know what I'm talking about.  It's happened before.  Perhaps one
>day I'll learn.

Well, in this case you were right.

>By the way, NMBD also fails on a VAX V7.2 system running Multinet V4.4
>unless the "-i" option is used.
>Brian Tillman         Internet: Brian.Tillman at smiths-aerospace dot com

This is all very strange.

--- Carl

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