[Samba] nmbd fails to start - permission denied

Onotsky, Steve x55328 Steve.Onotsky at broadridge.com
Wed Oct 1 16:21:35 GMT 2008

Danke, Volker.  SELinux bit me in the ass again; I set it to permissive,
rebooted, and voila - nmbd starting.

I wonder why it fails during boot/via the script, but runs manually...


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Behalf Of Volker Lendecke
Sent: October 1, 2008 11:10
To: Onotsky, Steve x55328
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Subject: Re: [Samba] nmbd fails to start - permission denied

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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