[Samba] samba documentation error

Jason Ellison infotek at gmail.com
Sat Jan 17 21:40:20 GMT 2009

Hello I found an issue with samba documentation on the website and in
the source archive.  The document states to use "-B" with winbindd.
There is not a "-B" option for winbindd... I think it was intended to
be "-D" ?

[root at server source]# /usr/local/samba/sbin/winbindd -B

Invalid option -B: unknown option

Usage: winbindd [-?] [-?SFDinV] [-?|--help] [--usage] [-S|--stdout]
        [-F|--foreground] [--no-process-group] [-D|--daemon] [-i|--interactive]
        [-n|--no-caching] [-d|--debuglevel DEBUGLEVEL]
        [-s|--configfile CONFIGFILE] [-l|--log-basename LOGFILEBASE]

Alternative: Starting smbd as a Daemon

To start the server as a daemon, you should create a script something
like this one, perhaps calling it startsmb.

/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd -D
/usr/local/samba/sbin/winbindd -B
/usr/local/samba/sbin/nmbd -D

Great job on the documentation overall.  I remember 10 years ago it
was much harder to read :)  The HOW-TO's and EXAMPLES are especially

Jason Ellison

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