SMB on 486

Neil Hoggarth neil.hoggarth at
Thu Sep 7 15:27:19 GMT 2000

On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Matthew Halliday wrote:

> [2000/09/06 15:09:47, 1] smbd/server.c:main(628)
>   smbd version 2.0.5a started.
>   Copyright Andrew Tridgell 1992-1998

You might want to try v2.0.7 (particularly since you mention Windows
2000, and 2.0.7 has W2K related bug fixes).

> [2000/09/06 15:10:04, 0] param/params.c:OpenConfFile(507)
>   params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file
> "/etc/smb.conf":
>   	Too many open files

Er - I don't know what is causing that, but I don't like the look of it

> [2000/09/06 15:10:04, 0] param/loadparm.c:service_ok(1768)
>   No path in service netlogon - using /tmp

Set "path = ..." to wherever your login scripts are stored in [netlogon]
part of the smb.conf file.

> [2000/09/06 15:11:01, 1] smbd/files.c:file_init(216)
>   file_init: Information only: requested 10000 open files, 1014 are
> available.

This is harmless (Samba asks for way more file-descriptors-per-process
than it is ever going to get, just so that it can get as many as the OS
is prepared to grant it). If the message annoys you, and you want to
quell it, then you could set the global parameter "max open files =
1000" in smb.conf.

> [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)

This is confusing. Are you trying to start smbd as a standalone daemon,
or out of inetd? Something is already using the network port that smbd
wants to listen on. Make sure that there are no smbd processes already

If you are trying to run a standalone daemon (using a startup script
somewhere in /etc/rc.d for example), then check that there isn't a
"netbios-ssn" service defined in /etc/inetd.conf.

If you are trying to run samba out of inetd, check that there isn't a
startup script somewhere that is running a standalone smbd (or
attempting to!).

Neil Hoggarth                                 Departmental Computer Officer
<neil.hoggarth at>                   Laboratory of Physiology                  University of Oxford, UK

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