[Samba] smbd start trouble - CentOS 5.4

Moray Henderson Moray.Henderson at ict-software.org
Thu May 27 02:16:45 MDT 2010

Whit Blauvelt wrote:
>With smbd Version 3.0.33-3.14.el5 on two different CentOS 5.4 64-bit
>"/etc/init.d/smb start" reports OK for both nmbd and smbd, but an
>later smbd stops running, with no errors reported - just fails, no
>what logging level is requested of it. Also, "service smb start" fails.
>On the other hand, "smbd -D" starts and runs smbd just fine, if done
>console. Also "sh /etc/init.d/smb start" runs it just fine, if from a
>console. (sh = bash on CentOS, and the smb script itself specifies

That feels as if it could be an SELinux problem.  If your initscript has
been edited and picked up the wrong context, smbd will not have all the
permissions it normally gets.  Try 

  ls -Z /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb
  restorecon -v /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb

"To err is human.  To purr, feline"

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