smbd can not be started ?

Hongwei Li hongwei at
Thu Nov 13 16:08:30 GMT 1997

Thanks for your advice.  I checked my original inetd.conf and found that
a "default" smbd and nmbd are already there, but just don't provide the
real services -- I can not browse from PCs.  Maybe there is a way to let
the default smbd and nmbd know my smb.conf, but I just don't know.  So,
I simply comment them out in inetd.conf, and restart my smbd and nmbd
(1.9.17p4), then IT WORKS!  I am not sure if this is the best way to do
it, but just want to share it with other people who have the same


Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> check your inetd.conf file; check your startup scripts.
> do grep 139 /etc/services; do netstat -a | more.  if you have (state)
> LISTEN on netbios-ssn, then you already have samba running.
> > 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,
> check the log.nmb files: you will probably find that there is an error
> reported (cannot bind to port 137).
> > 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!
> >
> > Hongwei
> >
> <a href="mailto:lkcl at"  > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton  </a>
> <a href=""> Samba Consultancy and Support </a>

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