netbios-ns/udp: Server failing (looping)

Peter Samuelson peter at
Wed May 31 13:00:30 GMT 2000

[Hochstenbach, Roy <roy.hochstenbach at>]
> May 31 01:54:45 gemtst inetd[5462]: netbios-ns/udp: Service enabled

You are attempting to run nmbd out of inetd.  I can't tell whether it's
succeeding or not.  However, even if it is, this is *not* a recommended

It is much better to run `nmbd -D' directly from a boot script instead.
(That also means commenting out the "netbios-ns udp" line in
/etc/inetd.conf.)  Ditto for smbd, generally, though smbd should run OK
from inetd if you don't have a lot of traffic.


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