SWAT (eroneously) reports smbd/nmbd not working

Bruce Tenison btenison at dibbs.net
Thu Jan 28 23:35:58 GMT 1999

Here's a possibility.  We noticed this here at work, and our problem was
that localhost ( was not in the list of interfaces (since we
have more than one..   For example: )
interfaces =

This seemed to allow swat to "see" if smbd and nmbd are running.  If you
look in the source under source/web/diagnose.c at the functions
smbd_running and nmbd_running, you will see that the functions try to
connect to the localhost address to query the server daemons.

Hope this helps!

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