[Samba] Samba 3.0.11 port and install issue to solaris 8

Ray Martin ray.martin at anu.edu.au
Mon Feb 28 03:57:25 GMT 2005

Hi  Samba Team

I have ported samba  3.0.11 to Solaris 8 because of the security warning
for Samba 2.2.8a
but it will not start from inetd.  I have taken 3 weeks to find that it
starts OK as a standalone daemon
using a startup script  /etc/init.d/samba


# Samba startup

case $1 in
                echo "Starting smbd..."
                /usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd -D
                echo "Starting nmbd..."
                /usr/local/samba/sbin/nmbd -D
                echo "Stopping smbd and nmbd..."
                /usr/bin/pkill -x -u 0 smbd
                /usr/bin/pkill -x -u 0 nmbd
                rm -f /usr/local/samba/var/locks/smbd.pid
                rm -f /usr/local/samba/var/locks/nmbd.pid
                echo "usage: smb {start|stop}"

The accompanying web pages indicate that the daemons are in
/usr/local/samba/bin which is incorrect.  They are in fact installed to
/usr/local/samba/sbin.  I suspect unless it is standalone on solaris 8
it gets thoroughly lost.  I also suspect it is going back into the
source for some modules and if they are not readable by all then it will

Ray Martin
Unix Administrator (IT)
Research School of Earth Science
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