Newbie...config issues/confusion

Joel Hammer Joel at
Thu Sep 27 15:23:09 GMT 2001

You might want to skip xinetd and just run smbd and nmbd as stand alone
smbd -D
nmbd -D 
will start them up if they are in you "path"
(echo $PATH to see)
Otherwise, supply the full path name to your daemons.
If they don' start, make sure they are not already running:
ps ax | grep smbd
If they are running, you can use:
killall smbd (provided there is no path in front of smbd).
Be root when you do this.
Boy. You are learning linux and samba at the same time. This is called a
STEEP learning curve. 
The fancy startup scripts are nice but you don't have to use them.

On Thu, Sep 27, 2001 at 04:16:39PM -0500, Rebecca Pakish wrote:
> Hi all...
> I'm new to the linux world and new to samba.
> I just configured amanda to run on my RH 7.1 box and talk to my test solaris
> client. Now I'm onto my NT boxes. My RH 7.1 came with samba 2.0.7, I went
> out and got 2.0.10...
> I'm wading through the man page for smb.conf and think I've got handle on
> it. What I'm unclear about is that since I'm using RH 7.1, I don't have
> inetd.conf, have xinetd.conf instead. I know in my amanda config, I didn't
> have to put the udp/tcp lines into xinetd.conf as long as the entries were
> correct in /etc/services. Is this true with samba as well?
> I've got smbd and nmbd in /usr/sbin
> when I try 
> # smbclient -L hostname
> added interface ip = bcast = nmask =
> and it just hangs there, whether I have the netbios-ssn and netbios-ns lines
> in xinetd.conf or not.
> Please do not assume I know anything...feel free to talk to me like I'm a
> six-year-old. I'm strugglin' here...
> Thanks,
> rap
> Rebecca A. Pakish
> Systems Administrator
> Unterberg & Associates, P.C.
> (219) 736-5579 ext. 184
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