[Samba] Multiple Samba's on same machine

Thomas Stegbauer tsmailing at tronicplanet.de
Wed May 1 13:18:02 GMT 2002

Jon Gerdes wrote:
> I have tried hunting through docs/lists/Google but no joy. I am sure I saw something about running multiple Samba's on different ports but I want to use different interfaces all on port 139. 
> So:  Can I run multiple s/nmbd's on the same machine?
> I have nine main VLANs and somewher in the region of 30 odd worgroups (don't ask !) of which 10 are of interest. 3,500 odd PCs.  I have a Linux box with all nine VLANs on it and I can easily add more IP addresses per VLAN using aliasing.  It has 18 addresses at the moment.
> The idea was to make this thing a browse master for all VLANs/workgroups.  This should ease the amount of master browser elections etc etc we see and also effectivly give cross subnet browsing for all workgroups.
> I think it *should* be possible.  I am having a go anyway with two lots of everything.  ie 2 smb.conf's and pid files etc etc.
> If it is not possible, I would be gratefull if someone could point this out before I lose hair over it.  A simple yes or no should do the trick.
> Cheers
> Jon Gerdes

hi jon,

i have this running on several servers, this was not a big problem.

i have for each server a own virtual interface (eth0:0, eth0:1) and all 
samba running on port 139.

the options i added to the different smb.conf was:
interfaces =
bind interfaces only = yes
socket address =

i used it until now twice, once for 2.0.7 (production-server), and a tng 
and 2.2.x for testing on one machine.

and last week on a suse 7.3 with samba 2.2.3a and samba-2.2.4pre running 
on one machine (the 2.2.4pre was for w2k profiles)


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