[Samba] Two nmbd processes on 2.2.6

jpulz at frm2.tu-muenchen.de jpulz at frm2.tu-muenchen.de
Fri Oct 18 18:01:02 GMT 2002

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On Fri, 18 Oct 2002, Noel Kelly wrote:

> Hello,
> I have downloaded and compiled 2.2.6 to replace my 2.2.6pre.
> I spent a large part of the day debugging the startup script because it
> seemed to always be starting two nmbd processes instead of one.
> Eventually I tried running just /usr/local/samba/bin/nmbd - and still got
> two nmbd processes.  Is this correct behaviour?
> On the first server (Dell 4600) I thought it might be because it has one of
> the new hyperthreading BIOS which makes Linux believe it has dual
> processors.  The machine also had two NICs - one for each card?
> However, I tried in on my old PII 233 single processor and single NIC and
> sure enough two nmbds get started.
> Have I missed something?  Are there supposed to be two running these days?
> I simply compiled with the usual parameters (./configure --with-smbmount
> --with-utmp --with-msdfs --with-automount) and have made sure only one nmbd
> exists on the system.
> Any ideas anyone?
> Cheers
> Noel

it's because

	wins support = yes

in yous smb.conf file..

if wins support is set to yes then two nmbd's are running. if you set it
to no it is only one nmbd..

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