NMBD Problem on Samba2.2.8+Multinet and OpenVMS 7.3-1

COLLOT Jean-Yves jean-yves.collot at cofiroute.fr
Tue Jan 10 09:19:48 GMT 2006

This is true.
The NMBD.PID file contains the PID of the NMBD process. When NMBD starts, it
reads that file, and checks if that PID is a living process. If it is, NMBD
thinks that another NMBD is already running, and stops.

Obviously, this is a typical Unix scheme, but it does not work too well on

The easiest way, of course, is to delete that file in the SAMBA_STARTUP.COM

The best way, I think, should be to replace that file with a VMS lock. This
is a suggestion for those of you working on the next version of Samba/VMS.


-----Message d'origine-----
De : Luiz Guilherme Regis Emediato [mailto:lgemedia at if.usp.br] 
Envoyé : mardi 10 janvier 2006 02:33
À : samba-vms at lists.samba.org; COLLOT Jean-Yves
Objet : Re: RE : NMBD Problem on Samba2.2.8+Multinet and OpenVMS 7.3-1 

I relized that when I shut down the system,
the file NMBD.PID is not automagically deleted, so that,
it crashes the NMBD process in the next bootup.
Has anyone experienced the same problem and have
the solution ?


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