[Samba] cannot start smbd on AIX 5.3

Tiucra-Popa Florin Catalin popa_c at yahoo.com
Sun May 6 18:58:35 GMT 2007

Hi all,

In 2005, me and another system administrator, we started to implement SAMBA for a big company(our client). The oly miss on that version was the ACL support. Tow weeks ago, we tried to upgrade to a new STABLE version 3.0.24 and we encountered some WINBIND problems (see Re: [Samba] Option valid user not expanded for groups). We returned to the first build from 3.0.20b.

We installed binaries for the specified link and after 3 hours of winbid mappings errors we gave up and returned to the first build from 3.0.20b.

After two weeks of waiting for an answer to our problems regarding non mapping domain users we felt that samba lists is too busy to solve developed *NEW* things than helping STABLE APPLICATION. :(

What is happening whith this product?!?

Hopping to see a stable product... some day.

----- Original Message ----
From: William Jojo <jojowil at hvcc.edu>
To: "BURRUEL, BENJAMIN D (ATTSI)" <bb1787 at att.com>; samba at lists.samba.org
Sent: Friday, May 4, 2007 4:01:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Samba] cannot start smbd on AIX 5.3


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 16:11:18 -0700
>From: "BURRUEL, BENJAMIN D \(ATTSI\)" <bb1787 at att.com>  
>Subject: [Samba] cannot start smbd on AIX 5.3  
>To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
>Help please.
>I am in the process of configuring Samba 3.0.14a onto 4 AIX 5.3 systems.
>It seems to be working OK on 3 of the 4, but on the last one, I cannot
>start smbd.
>nmbd seems to start fine.
>The smb.conf file matches the other servers except that the server name
>is changed.
>Here's the error showing up on the log.smbd file.
>[2007/05/02 15:19:47, 0] smbd/server.c:main(835)
>  standard input is not a socket, assuming -D option
>[2007/05/02 15:19:47, 0] lib/util_sock.c:open_socket_in(708)
>  bind failed on port 139 socket_addr =
>  Error = Address already in use
>I'm hoping someone with network experience has seen this kind of error
>and can point me in the right direction to resolve.
>I did a "netstat -a | grep 139" but didn't see anything using port 139.

139 is in /etc/services as netbios-ssn. Try adding the -n switch to search for 139.

Also, 3.0.14a is rather old. You may want to consider getting binaries from:




>Ben Burruel
>Sr. Systems Manager
>Metrics & Mainframe Capacity Planning
>San Diego
>(858) 886-3363
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