SMB on 486

Matthew Halliday matthewh at
Wed Sep 6 14:43:19 GMT 2000


I'm running a trial with a spare 486/dx4 with only 16MB RAM and a 1GB
HDD.  I don't need speed - I need connectivity - nmbd starts ok but I
just can't get smbd to start.  No matter what I do It just won't go. 
The log seems to indicate it can't bind to the port - is it a memory
issue? It wants to open 10000 files but can only open 1014.  The swap
file is 64MB, and it's set as a Gnome workstation cos it wouldn't do a
server install and so I'm having to bodge around it.  It's a
connectivity trial with Windows 2000 and is very urgent.  

The final section of the log is shown below:

[2000/09/06 15:09:47, 1] smbd/server.c:main(628)
  smbd version 2.0.5a started.
  Copyright Andrew Tridgell 1992-1998
[2000/09/06 15:10:04, 0] param/params.c:OpenConfFile(507)
  params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file
  	Too many open files
[2000/09/06 15:10:04, 0] param/loadparm.c:service_ok(1768)
  No path in service netlogon - using /tmp
[2000/09/06 15:11:01, 1] smbd/files.c:file_init(216)
  file_init: Information only: requested 10000 open files, 1014 are
[2000/09/06 15:11:01, 0] smbd/server.c:main(683)
  standard input is not a socket, assuming -D option
[2000/09/06 15:11:02, 0] lib/util_sock.c:open_socket_in(886)
  bind failed on port 139 socket_addr= (Address already in use)

Please can anyone help?  If so can you e-mail me direct at:
matthewh at

Many thanks

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