[Samba] bind failed on port 137 socket_addr= (Address already in u se)

Jon Houg jon.houg at peregrine.com
Tue Apr 9 16:30:03 GMT 2002


I am attempting to setup a Samba server on a Linux RH 7.1 machine and I am
getting the following error in the "/var/log/samba/log.nmb" file:

[2002/04/09 15:59:44, 1] nmbd/nmbd.c:main(758)
Netbios nameserver version 2.0.10 started.
Copyright Andrew Tridgell 1994-1998
[2002/04/09 15:59:44, 0] lib/util_sock.c:open_socket_in(867)
bind failed on port 137 socket_addr= (Address already in use)

Here is the contents of the [global] section of my "smb.conf" file:


   workgroup = PS_SD
   guest account = nobody
   keep alive = 30
   printing = bsd
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = yes
   print command = /usr/bin/lpr -r -P%p %s
   lpq command = /usr/bin/lpq -P%p
   lprm command = /usr/bin/lprm -P%p %j
   preserve case = yes
   short preserve case = yes
   case sensitive = no
   interfaces =
   encrypt passwords = yes
   smbpasswd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
   bind interfaces only = true
   socket address =

I've modified this file include "bind interfaces only = true" and "bind
interfaces only = false", with and without the "" entry in the
"interfaces" stanza and with and without the "socket address" entry.  I've
checked to see if port 137 is in the listening state using "netstat -l -n"
(it is not) and if it's being started in the /etc/inetd.conf file (it is
not).  I am still getting the above error.  When I do a "netstat -l -n |
grep 137", I get this:

netstat -l -n | grep 137
tcp        0      0 *               LISTEN

tcp        0      0 *               LISTEN

udp        0      0   * 

Could the first 2 entries be causing the problem?  If that isn't it, I'm not
sure what to look for next.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Jon Houg
Peregrine Systems
jon.houg at peregrine.com

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