[Samba] Broadcast probe blocked by firewall
niccolo at texnet.it
Fri Jun 18 15:42:45 GMT 2004
Hi to all.
I have an unusual problem on a Linux box: sometimes the box is invisible to
the Windows clients, I have to restart the service to restore proper
I think to have traced down the problem. During bootstrap, eventually Samba
initialize itself when the iptables firewall is not yet completely
initialized. During a little time the firewall is rejecting broadcast
requests. I find this in the log.nmbd:
Packet send failed to 192.168.1.255(137) ERRNO=Operation not permitted
Added server name entry SAMBABOX on subnet UNICAST_SUBNET
After that Samba is isolated from the LAN, I have to restart Samba to fix it.
Is there a way to force Samba to know that the interface is broadcast capable?
Is there a way to "reload" Samba to do the probe again?
I'm using samba 2.2.3a on Debian Woody.
Thanks very much.
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