Again - backup WINS server?

Stefan Rompf srompf at
Thu Sep 24 10:07:51 GMT 1998

From: Matthew Geier <matthew at>

> If nmbd dies, you dont need to reboot the entire server. Just restart
> My network manages to randomly kill nmbd (I think there might be a bug
>in the browse list exchange part), and when I get a call about it, (ie
>people cant login) we just restart the nmbd program. The users already
>connected are none the wiser.

I don't have these problems with Samba 1.9.18p6, but try starting nmbd from
inetd, so it will be relaunched automatically when the next netbios-ns
packet arrives after a crash.

cu.. Stefan

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