[Samba] nmbd fails to start - permission denied

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Oct 1 15:10:19 GMT 2008

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 10:36:49PM -0400, Onotsky, Steve x55328 wrote:
> Once all of that was in place, I started up Samba via the Red Hat
> startup script, but nmbd failed to load.  The nmbd.log file indicates
> that it can't open the smb.conf file, with the error "Permission
> denied".  I've verified that unprivileged users can change into the
> directory where the config file resides, and I've given full (777)
> permissions to the file.  It also fails at boot time.

Is it possible that you have something like SELinux
installed? If yes, please deactivate that and try again.

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