smbd died - why?

Matthew Halliday matthewh at
Thu Jul 20 15:27:09 GMT 2000

Hi out there...
We just had a hub go down in spectacular fashion - lots of smoke, VERY
bad smell, no network connection, melted plastic - very exciting stuff
on a dull afternoon!

But - it took out the smbd daemon and all those processes running from
the affected PC's with it.  Why would it do that?  I couldn't get the
smbd to start either by "killall -HUP inetd" or by "/usr/sbin/smbd -D". 
And then after about 15 minutes, I was able to start it with "killall
-HUP inetd" and people could log in again.  Is this to do with
broadcasts and timeouts or am I missing something.  It's happened once
before, but we don't know what caused that.

Any help would be appreciated for the future.

Matt Halliday
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