[Samba] Samba on RHEL issue

MargoAndTodd margoandtodd at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 14:19:07 MDT 2009

Shuaib Ilyas (shilyas) wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to install samba on the RHEL. The installation completes but
> after that I get the smbd dead message upon checking the status:
> [root at usps-dc1-pc12 share]# 
> [root at usps-dc1-pc12 share]# service smb status
> smbd dead but pid file exists
> nmbd (pid 8078) is running...
> [root at usps-dc1-pc12 share]# 

Hi Shuaib,

Seems to me I had the same problem on CentOS 5.2 a
few months back.

Try this:

1) stop the service:
         /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb stop

2) erase any stray PID's:
         rm /var/run/smbd.pid
         rm /var/run/nmbd.pid

3) restart the service:
         /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb start

If that does not work, try rebooting.


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