smbd not loading

John Blair jdblair at
Fri Apr 3 11:54:10 GMT 1998

> When I try and load smbd I get this error in the log :-
> bind failed on port 139 socket_addr= (Address already in use)
> Closing connections 04/02/1998 14:02:01 Server exit  (caught signal)
> I am using Slackware 3 with Linux kernel 2.0.33, and 
> Samba-1.9.18p4. there is no problem with Netbios naming as I can see th 
> Linux machine in Network Neighbourhood and my samba client seems to be 
> working fine.
> I have tried comparing my setup to another machine that works and can 
> find no major discrepancy.

This means you've got something else bound to port 139.  Perhaps Slackware
3 comes with Samba pre-installed?  Try running 'netstat | grep netbios'.
You may see something like this:

tcp        0      0 frodo:netbios-ssn       async3-9.usr.ppp.u:1616 \
udp        0      0 frodo:netbios-ns        *:*                                 
udp        0      0 frodo:netbios-dgm       *:*

'netbios-ssn' is port 139, the netbios session service.  If you see it
listed at all then you already have something using port 139.


John D. Blair          (sys|net)admin, the university computer center
mailto:jdblair at                    u. of alabama at birmingham
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