Fwd: Re: Newbie Help ! Can't Even see the Share In Windows : (

Edel Claes edel.claes at mtecservice.com
Thu Oct 11 05:49:02 GMT 2001

On Wednesday 10 October 2001 15:06, you wrote:
> On 2001.10.10 13:48 Frisky Weasel wrote:
> > PS> As a side note - WHEN i do get the share happening, I don't want to
> > have to manually start the daemons each time.  Most of the tutorials i've
> > come across talk about editing the inetd.conf file to kick off the
> > daemons automatically, but i don't HAVE that file in RH 7.0 - I'm
> > assuming that identd.conf may be it's Redhat counterpart?
> I can help on this part. To start the daemons, you have three choices:
> 1) Manually, at the beginning of each session (you said this is
> unacceptable and I agree)
> 2) Start them dynamically. In Red Hat 7 and later, they switched from using
> inetd.conf to xinetd.conf. Check the documentation on that file - things
> changed a little bit.
> 3) Start them at boot time and keep them running. This is my preferred
> option. In my /etc/rc.d/rc.local file, I have the following code (toward
> the end):
> 	if [ -x /usr/sbin/smbd ]; then
> 		echo "Starting smbd..."
> 		smbd -D
> 		echo "Starting nmbd..."
> 		nmbd -D
> 	fi
> On your next reboot, the daemons should be running and stay running.

Why not keep it easy and as root run

% chkconfig --level 345 smb on

and to start/stop it manually

% /etc/init.d/smb start
% /etc/init.d/smb stop
% /etc/init.d/smb restart

and to check if it's running

% /etc/init.d/smb status

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