[Samba] samba with vmware

tglahn17 tglahn17 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 24 01:33:13 GMT 2004

Hi, Geza and Jaimie,

Thanks for the replies.  I did "ps auxwww | grep smb",
and I get:

root      1966  0.0  0.2  2568 1192 ?        S   
Mar22   0:00 /usr/bin/vmware-nmbd -D -l /dev/null -s
/etc/vmware/vmnet1/smb/smb.conf -f
root      1976  0.0  0.2  3568 1376 ?        S   
Mar22   0:00 /usr/bin/vmware-smbd -D -l /dev/null -s
/etc/vmware/vmnet1/smb/smb.conf -f
root      2987  0.0  0.1  3572  628 pts/2    S   
16:46   0:00 grep smb

It appears that the VMware-installed Samba is running.
 Is this correct?  I wasn't aware that I had installed
Samba with VMware.  I just chose all of the default
options when I installed VMware.  When I do "smbd -V",
I get:

Version 2.2.7a

This is not the "regular" Smaba version which I
installed after installing VMware.  That version was
3.0.2a.  I replaced /etc/vmware/vmnet1/smb/smb.conf
with an smb.conf with my Linux host shares.  The Linux
host still doesn't show up on the Windows XP guest. 
And I still can't run smbclient on the Linux host. 
"smbclient -L localhost" gives:

added interface ip=
bcast= nmask=
added interface ip= bcast=
added interface ip= bcast=
error connecting to (Connection refused)
Error connecting to (Connection refused)
Connection to localhost failed

Is there a way to delete the Samba  3.0.2a
installation that I put on after I installed VMware? 
I figure if I can at least know which Samba I'm
running, I can follow the appropriate documentation on
the VMware site.  Thanks,


--- Gémes_Géza <geza at kzsdabas.sulinet.hu> wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Jaimie Livingston írta:
> | VMWare has and requires it's own version of Samba
> for sharing files
> between
> | the host and virtual machines. It is an optional
> component during install
> | and can be read about in the online help or online
> at VMWare.com.
> |
> That was with VMWare 3.0, now you can use your
> "normal" samba for doing
> that.
> B.T.W if you compiled samba from source you could
> have a running samba,
> and /etc/init.d/smb says it is stopped convince
> yourself with
> "ps auxwww | grep smb".
> I would recommend to use the SRPM and rebuild it. In
> this way you could
> do the least possible harm to your system.
> Cheers,
> Geza

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