[Samba] Re: [samba-user] Re: 2 copies of smbd running?

Günter Kukkukk linux at kukkukk.com
Wed Jun 17 13:42:50 GMT 2009

Am Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2009 schrieb Herwig Bauernfeind:
> Chuck McKinnis schrieb:
> >>> Is this normal?  
> >>>       
> >> Absolutely. Basically you have one parent smbd.exe daemon and one for 
> >> each user attached to the server.
> >>
> >> In addition there are usually 2 instances of nmbd.exe.
> >>     
> > Thanks Herwig.  I can see that logic, just could not find it anywhere 
> > in the documentation.
> >
> > I only have 1 instance of nmbd.exe.  Do I have a problem?
> >   
> I don't think so, I am not entirely sure when the 2nd instance of 
> nmbd.exe is started.

When nmbd is also running as a wins server (wins support = Yes) and
"dns proxy = Yes" has also been set, nmbd spawns a 2nd copy of itself
for dns name lookup...

See 'man smb.conf' ---> "dns proxy" option for details.
Cheers, Günter 

> > PS - If you would like some help in the Rexx area, I don't think I 
> > have forgotten everything yet.  Send me an email if I can help.
> >   
> Thanks for your offer. I am in the process of cleaning the code and 
> putting it into the netlabs svn.
> I have indeed a problem with redirection of output in smbmon and files 
> that are open and cannot be closed, although they should be.
> As soon as I have put everything to svn, I'd gladly drop you a note so 
> you can take a look at that.
> Kind regards,
> Herwig
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