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

Christoph Scheeder christoph.scheeder at scheeder.de
Sat Nov 20 13:23:37 GMT 2004

Robert Warner schrieb:
> Hi,
> 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] 
> libsmb/nmblib.c:send_udp(756)
> 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] 
> nmbd/nmbd_packets.c:send_netbios_packet(172)
> 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] 
> nmbd/nmbd_namequery.c:query_name(265)
> 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.
> bob
i guess setting

bind interfaces only = Yes


interfaces = lo eth0

will do the trick, replace eth0 with the name of the correct interface.
lo has to be listed too, the exact reason is mentioned in the manpage.

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