fm+samba at Microdata-POS.de
Thu Oct 31 14:30:01 GMT 2002
On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 08:35:54AM -0500, Anna Varlese wrote:
> I am having trouble starting my nmb. I have tried to start it a
> number of times. I tried via swat, using the shell, and it is set up
> to automatically start with smb. It fails to shut down and start each
> time. I'm very new at this, and don't have the trouble-shooting
> skills yet.
First you have to answer:
You want to start samba as daemon?
If you plan to start it as daemon, make sure that in your
/etc/inet.conf is _no_ line to startup smbd/nmbd!
Second to answer:
Is there a already running wins server in your lan?
The samba doc told, that if you run an nt/w2k server, you have to use
_this_ wins service.
The nmbd of samba is able to communicate with them. Your smb.conf should
have this entry:
wins server = ipadress_of_your_wins_server
and everything should be ok.
If your samba is the preferred wins server, than you have to make
this entries to your smb.conf:
wins support = yes
Both options exclude the other one!
Take a look in BROWSING.TXT of your samba setup.
Frank Matthieß fm+samba at Microdata-pos.de
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