Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon Oct 8 03:46:02 GMT 2001
I am not sure why nmbd is not binding that socket. The usual reason (linux)
is that some other program is already binding it (usually another copy of
This isn't permissions. nmbd is not suid but I can bind 137 as a regular user.
netstat -an | grep 137
might show a process binding this port.
udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:137 0.0.0.0:*
(This is my nmbd process, at the local port listening to all ips.
If your version of netstat supports -p, try
netstat -anp | grep 137
It also shows the process ID binding that port.
> [2001/10/07 23:49:13, 1] nmbd/nmbd.c:main(684)
> Netbios nameserver version 2.0.5a started.
> Copyright Andrew Tridgell 1994-1998
> [2001/10/07 23:49:13, 0] lib/util_sock.c:open_socket_in(886)
> bind failed on port 137 socket_addr=126.96.36.199 (Can't assign requested
> [2001/10/07 23:49:13, 0] nmbd/nmbd_subnetdb.c:make_subnet(135)
> Failed to open nmb socket on interface 188.8.131.52 for port 137. Error was
> n't assign requested address
> [2001/10/07 23:49:13, 0] nmbd/nmbd.c:main(742)
> ERROR: Failed when creating subnet lists. Exiting.
> > 4. What you see with ps ax | grep nmbd
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