[Samba] Using the right network interface

Eric Boehm boehm at nortelnetworks.com
Tue Dec 10 12:47:00 GMT 2002

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 07:25:07AM -0500, Joel Hammer wrote:
>>>>> "Joel" == Joel Hammer <Joel at HammersHome.com> writes:

    Joel> Just having a senior moment here, but, I recall vaguely that
    Joel> samba will listening on all NIC's but ignores the ones you
    Joel> tell it to ignore with.

Yes, samba will listen on all interfaces.

The problem is that Steve hasn't specified all the parameters
necessary to restrict Samba to one interface.

Try something like the following:

interfaces           =
bind interfaces only = yes

You will want to include the loopback interfaces

Check the sections in "man smb.conf" regarding these two
directives. You need to include the loopback interface in the
interfaces list or smbpasswd and swat will not work.

    Steve> Hi everyone,

    Steve> samba 2.2.5 The server I'm using has 2 interfaces so using
    Steve> the interface parameter I'm telling samba to use eth0 but
    Steve> for some reason when I do netstat it is listening on eth1

    Steve> interface = eth0 (the IP is

    Steve> netstat -an udp 0 0* udp 0 0
    Steve>* udp 0 0*

    Steve> is the IP of eth1!??!

    Steve> I've also tried interface =

    Steve> Any ideas??

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