[Samba] problem on installing samba

Ahmad Yahya getlucky at telkom.net
Tue Apr 2 18:44:02 GMT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "M sedighi" <isfahanit at yahoo.com>

> i have sco open server 5.0.5 .for installing samba
> every thing is ok until testing with pestparm and
> after that. the error that testparm gives is as
> followes :
> "... ERROR:lock directory /usr/local/samba/var/lockes
> does not exist.   ...   "
You can make that dir by hand, or if you run smbd or nmbd it will be created
as the 'lock directory' param pointed in smb.conf.
It is usually 'lock directory = /usr/local/samba/var/locks' in smb.conf.

> my "smb.conf" file is as followes:
> ****************
> [global]
> workgroup=BILLING
> encrypt passwords=yes
> [test]
> comment= for testing only
> path=/export/samba/test
> read only=no
> guest ok=yes
> ****************
> after that by running : "smbd -D" and "nmbd -D" the
> result of running   smbclient -L setad   is as
> followes :
> "timeout connecting to
> Error connecting to already in
> progress)
> connection to setad faild "
You must kill the nmbd and smbd first and then run again. (samba restart)
There are scripts how to do this.


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