[Samba] nmbd not running

Gareth Davies gdavies at willowbrook.co.uk
Wed Apr 16 15:00:44 GMT 2003

---- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Whit" <frank at ewhitecap.com>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 3:56 PM
Subject: [Samba] nmbd not running

> (repost)
> I'm trying to get nmbd to run. I've tried running the nmbd from the
> command prompt with no success. ( /usr/sbin/nmbd -D )
> Also, I can't seem to login to SWAT as a super user. As a
> result non of my edits are written from the browser (SWAT) to the disk.
> The
> message I get is:
> failed to open /etc/samba/smb.conf for writing
> I'm running RH 8.0 (and I'm a newbie).
> Comments and suggestions are appreciated.
> Frank White
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Log files error message and version numbers are appreciated more :)

Learn how to ask smart questions here :


Looking at this: failed to open /etc/samba/smb.conf for writing have you
checked /etc/samba/smb.conf even exists?



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