smbd can not be started ?
Pishotta.Fred at Mayo.Edu
Thu Nov 13 13:25:52 GMT 1997
I had this problem which stumped me for a while, with p4 and Solaris
2.5&6. The additional symptom was that there was never anything in the
log files either. On a hunch, I tried starting smbd with the -s
switch, and it worked, even though it "should" have worked without
that, or so I thought.
I traced the problem to the fact that although the runtime directory
structure used symbolic links to look the same as the compile-time
directory structure, they were actually physically different, and the
"default" path to the configuration files, generated at compile-time was
the physical path, not the symbolic path. Hence specifying the path
to the config files with the -s switch, seemed to fix the problem.
It's interesting that this was not a problem for nmbd, only smbd.
-- Fred P.
On Thu, 13 Nov 1997, Hongwei Li wrote:
> I just installed samba-1.9.17p4 on my Linux 2.0.30 system. It seems
> okay in compiling and installing. I run testparm, and it lists the
> services I set in smb.conf without error message. However, I can only
> start nmbd, but not smbd -- nothing happens! So, I can not test it
> further. Can anybody give me an idea why it is like that?
> Thanks for all the help!
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