smbd must have effective user id of zero to run?

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Mon Mar 19 12:57:43 GMT 2001

On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Daniel de los Reyes wrote:

> I couldn't get samba to run on my system, after launching smbd in
> debuging mode I got:
> dadecal at tramontana:/usr/local/samba/bin$ ./smbd -d 10
> ./smbd: Version 2.2.0-alpha2 : Must have effective user id of zero to
> run.
> What is this about?

You must be root to start smbd or nmbd 'casue they bind 
to priviledged ports.

Cheers, jerry
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