[Samba] Question on Samba Service

Edouard Ades edouard.ades at activant.com
Thu Sep 22 14:18:22 GMT 2005

For no particular reason, my Samba service didn't start yesterday,
when I went to start it by going in the /usr/local/samba/sbin and then
typing SMBD I got an error 
"permission denied" and something about the port 139 (sorry I don't have
the whole error message)
No changes were made on the box.
I started looking over the web and I found an something out something to
help me out on this issue.
This is what I found 
Now, if you wish to use inetd to start the Samba daemons, enter suitable
lines in the file /etc/inetd.conf, such as the following: 
netbios-ssn stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/samba/bin/smbd smbd 
netbios-ns dgram udp wait root /usr/local/samba/bin/nmbd nmbd 
swat stream tcp nowait.400 root /usr/local/samba/bin/swat swat 
After editing the files, type  refresh -s inetd. 
Now my question is : Why commenting that out made from the Indetd.conf
In other case why did I had to go trough this to start the samba
is the samba sercie suppose to start automatically ?
Thanks for all your help

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