nmbd won't start on HP-UX 10.20 & strangeness

Glenn J. Christman gchristman at goodyear.com
Wed Sep 22 19:09:38 GMT 1999

Hi folks,

We're seeing an odd thing happening on about 8 out of 100 UNIX machines 
running Samba 1.9.18p7.  Mostly on HU-UX 10.20 systems, but at least once
on an IRIX 6.4 system.

The scenario:

- SAMBA up and running in this environment for about 2 years sharing UNIX
  home directories with NT boxes.

- SAMBA set up to start via inetd.

- Had a plant shutdown over a weekend a month ago, all systems powered down

- When we started everying back up (with minimal hardware problems, if you
  can believe that!!), about 8 of the systems would not start nmbd.

- Message in log.nmb was: 
  "bind failed on port 137 socket_addr= (Address already in use)"

What we have done:

- Verified entries in /etc/services and NIS services map
- Verified entries in /etc/inetd.conf
- Could not find any other applications that are using port 137

Current workaround (/fix ?):

- Reboot system, cannot map drives from NT
- telnet to port 139 and then disconnect
- nmbd gets launched and all is well
- (now..here's the kick as a co-worker said) After that, all is well even when
  the machine is rebooted.

Might anyone have a clue as to what is going on here?




Glenn J. Christman, WD8OMW, MCSE, MCP+I    Email: gchristman at analysts-cle.com
Analysts International                     Phone: 330-796-1633
Cleveland, Ohio 

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