Vacation Message and subnetwork browsing...

Hans Rasmussen hans at
Mon Nov 26 12:05:21 GMT 2001

in your interfaces line, should it be or  It looks
like you have a typo there.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark French" <MFRENCH at>
To: <samba at>
Sent: November 26, 2001 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: Vacation Message and subnetwork browsing...

I want to first appologize for inadvertantly bombarding everyone with
auto-reply vacation mailings. (Thank God i was on digest). I thought I had
set my subscription to NO MAIL but...  Please accept my sincere apologies
and it will/should not happen again. I have turned it off; from the client

Secondly; I am running SAMBA 2.2.2 on a Solaris 2.7 box with one network
card. The IT guys (Novell, Windows people all) had us change our network
addresses from one C-class address with no subnets to what I have been told
and looks like a pseudo-B-class network with three subnets. The network
number(s) are 10.13.32.x (SAMBA server is on this subnet); 10.13.33.x (all
SAMBA clients are on this subnet); and 10.13.34.x (Network printers). The
subnet masks are all set to (for each 10.13.3x.1). The clients
on the 10.13.33 subnet can browse under network neighborhood and can see the
few NT/W2K workstations on the network but cannot browse the SAMBA server
( If they search for that specific IP address or the hostname
(if they have a hosts file), they can then browse the shares. Also, these
clients are DHCP from a Novell server and get their DNS from there also. The
Solaris box is a DNS server in and of itself. (The DNS configuration is up
in the air at the moment as I no longer have primary responsibility for it).

On the Solaris side I have setup the hosts, netmasks, and the networks
files. The smb and nmb run as daemons with the nmb doing WINS and competing
for local browse master. But, it only uses one subnet (10.13.32.). When I
try and add the interfaces to the smb.conf, the nmb daemon fails to start.
What am I missing? What am I doing wrong? This should work. Here some of the
pertinant info:

smb.conf interfaces line that does not work:

interfaces =

partial nmb log file:

[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 3] param/loadparm.c:(2521)
  pm_process() returned Yes
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 3] nmbd/nmbd.c:(217)
  services not loaded
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 2] nmbd/nmbd.c:(709)
  Becoming a daemon.
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 3] nmbd/nmbd.c:(719)
  Opening sockets 137
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 3] lib/util_sock.c:(683)
  bind succeeded on port 137
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 3] lib/util_sock.c:(683)
  bind succeeded on port 138
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 3] nmbd/nmbd.c:(441)
  open_sockets: Broadcast sockets opened.
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 2] lib/interface.c:(176)
  Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 2] lib/interface.c:(176)
  Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 2] lib/interface.c:(176)
  Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 0] lib/util_sock.c:(671)
  bind failed on port 137 socket_addr= (Cannot assign requested
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 0] nmbd/nmbd_subnetdb.c:(135)
  Failed to open nmb socket on interface for port 137.  Error was
not assign requested address
[2001/10/31 16:08:05, 0] nmbd/nmbd.c:(730)
  ERROR: Failed when creating subnet lists. Exiting.
[2001/10/31 16:08:21, 1] nmbd/nmbd.c:(672)

Solaris netmasks and networks file:

loopback        127
njgs1   10.13.32
njgs2   10.13.33
njgs3   10.13.34
gis199  199.20.97
gis3    10.19.161
gis4    10.19.162
gis5    10.19.34

Thank you.

Mark French
GIS Specialist
NJ Geological Survey
P.O. Box 427
29 Arctic Pkwy
Trenton, NJ 08625-0427
Ph: (609)984-6587
Fx: (609)633-1004
email: mfrench at
NJGS Website:

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