problems running samba on Caldera 2.3?

Giulio Orsero giulioo at
Fri Nov 12 19:54:38 GMT 1999

On Sat, 13 Nov 1999 05:10:27 +1100, hai scritto:

>When I run the script 'samba start', I get the message "Starting samba:
>smbd nmbd", but when I check the running processes, only nmbd shows up.

>in my /etc/services file, and I have the lines
>swat   stream   tcp   nowait.400   root   /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/swat
>netbios-ssn stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/smbd smbd
>netbios-ns dgram udp nowait root /usr/sbin/nmbd nmbd
>in my /etc/inetd.conf file.

You can start samba either as a daemon (samba start) or from inetd.

Comment out the 2 lines referring to smbd and nmbd in inetd.conf, then
"killall -1 inetd", "killall nmbd smbd".

Check there are no smbd and nmbd processes.

Then "samba start"

You should now see smbd and nmbd processses.

Then do smbclient -L hostname, and look at the samba logs.

If you still have problems set "log level = 5" or more in smb.conf,
restart samba, and see the logs.

giulioo at

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