SAMBA digest 2122

Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Wed Jun 9 13:30:47 GMT 1999

Mark Velasquez wrote:
> Hi, ALL,
> I've just installed samba 2.0.4b on a sparc solaris 
> platform, and noticed the "socket address=" option.
> This looks like it'd allow me to set up "virtual" 
> Samba Servers, ie.; multiple server instances with 
> separate configs listening on different interfaces...

Yes.  Works fine except there are some subtleties that 
go along with it.  All you really need to do is to

	* use the interfaces and wsocket address 
	  options in conjunction with each other.

	* start smbd/nmbd using the -D (daemon) switch

	* using the -s switch to pass a different config file

I outlined this in my book recently (Sams Teach Yourself 
Samba in 24 Hours).  However, be aware that one of the side 
effects will be you'll have to tweak browsing stuff to get 
it to work and will more than likely have to use WINS 
for name resolution.

In other words, do this only if you need to run separate 
binaries.  If you want to define separate virtual servers
(i.e. same binary but multiple behavior), use the netbios 
aliases parameter and the % macros (e.g. %N, %L, %a, %m, etc...)

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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