possible rtfm question...

Bill Moran wmoran at iowna.com
Thu Oct 18 20:02:30 GMT 2001

On Thursday 18 October 2001 19:38, Tony Ricker wrote:
> On 10/18/01 6:05 PM, "Bill Moran" <wmoran at iowna.com> wrote:
> > On Thursday 18 October 2001 16:52, Tony Ricker wrote:
> >> When you restart samba, you only see smb being restarted. Was nmb
> >> combined with smb? I see no issues with samba working. Just wondering.
> >
> > smbd  and nmbd are seperate processes ... depending on what method you
> > use to restart, you may only be redstarting smbd.  swat, for example,
> > allows you to restart the two seperately.  If one is acting funky and the
> > other isn't,
> > then there's not reason to restart both.
> > Most systems that install a rc.d type startup script will
> > start/stop/restart the
> > two processes in tandem.  I'd be a little curious if they didn't.
> Bill
>     Let me be more specific: with samba 2.2.1a on RH7.1 the command service
> smb restart visually restarted both smb and nmb procs. Doing the same
> command on samba 2.2.2 only visually restarts smb. When I service nmb
> restart I get service unknown. Would this change your answer? Thanks for
> your time.

I wasn't aware that any changes that drastic (like combining smb/nmb) had
occurred in 2.2.2 - Then again, I haven't upgraded any of my systems that
far yet, so I wouldn't know.

I guess this question needs to go to someone more intimately involved with

Bill Moran
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