bind failed

Stephen L Arnold arnold.steve at
Thu May 20 14:00:38 GMT 1999

When the world was young, Stephane Fromholtz 
<Stephane.Fromholtz at> carved some runes like this:  

> and in /etc/inetd.conf
> netbios-ssn stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/samba/bin/smbd smbd
> netbios-ns dgram upd wait root /usr/local/samba/bin/nmbd nmbd
> I'm using kernel 2.0.36 and Samba 2.0.4 on a RH Mandrake 5.3.
> Please help ! I'm getting mad...
> Where did I make a mistake ?

RedHat uses an /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb script to start the smb and nmb 
stuff (also sendmail, nfs, etc).  Take out your inetd.conf lines 
and then check your links to the above script; you're probably not 
booting to xdm, so check /etc/rc.d/rc3.d to see if the smb link 
(pointing to the above script) starts with a K or S.  The latter 
means start the script, while the former means kill (don't start 
it).  The numbers define the order in which services are started.

Then when you change anything in smb.conf, just call the above 
script with the "restart" argument as root, ie:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb restart

Hope this helps, Steve

Stephen L Arnold            
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