[Samba] Messages in log file every 5 min ... how to stop or redirect to a different log file.

Robert Warner robert.warner at sbcglobal.net
Sat Nov 20 01:03:52 GMT 2004


Semi-not new to samba, used a previous version a long time ago.
I'm using samba on SuSE 9.0, samba version 'Version 2.2.8a-SuSE'
2 network cards on this machine, eth0&1.  I've enabled the samba server 
on this machine and it is functional.  However, i only want samba to 
serve the file system on one of the network cards and not the other.  Is 
this just a simple configuration item i'm missing?  The firewall on this 
machine is preventing samba from accessing the other network card, but 
every 5 min it attempts to try the other network (which it is firewalled 
against attempting).  This attempt places many failure messages in my 
'messages' log file.  I would prefer not to see these messages.  Is 
there a way to redirect these messages or stop them all together (while 
still keeping samba running ;) )?

Example of messages: [Names and IP number changed to protect the 
innocent ;)]

Nov 19 19:07:55 WS nmbd[7532]: [2004/11/19 19:07:55, 0] 
Nov 19 19:07:55 WS nmbd[7532]:   Packet send failed to 
XXX.XXX.XXX.XX(137) ERRNO=Operation not permitted
Nov 19 19:07:55 WS nmbd[7532]: [2004/11/19 19:07:55, 0] 
Nov 19 19:07:55 WS nmbd[7532]:   send_netbios_packet: send_packet() to 
IP XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX port 137 failed
Nov 19 19:07:55 WS nmbd[7532]: [2004/11/19 19:07:55, 0] 
Nov 19 19:07:55 WS nmbd[7532]:   query_name: Failed to send packet 
trying to query name ME<1d>

The ip number is the broadcast ip for the network which i do not want it 
to have access to.

Thanks in advance for your reply.

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