[Samba] Samba4 Auto-start

Ricky Nance ricky.nance at weaubleau.k12.mo.us
Wed Feb 20 15:52:27 MST 2013

My bet is that smbd is spawning before your upstart script causing major
problems. Try to issue a update-rc.d -f smbd remove then reboot and see if
your problem goes away.


On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Gregory Sloop <gregs at sloop.net> wrote:

> MR> I'll cut to the chase -- several weeks ago, I thought I had an
> MR> upstart configuration file that would start Samba4 when the VM was
> MR> turned on; but it turns out I was wrong. At the time there was
> MR> nothing on the wiki about it (the links were broken).
> MR> The script I thought was working was simply:
> MR> start on runlevel [2345]
> MR> exec /usr/local/samba/sbin/samba
> MR> In any case, looking at the official wiki today, I found a new
> MR> note, stating that the links were indeed broken and that this one
> should probably work:
> -SNIP-
> MR> I am running Version 4.1.0pre1-GIT-f25debf on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS,
> MR> with the samba executable at /usr/local/samba/sbin/samba and the
> MR> conf file as /etc/init/samba4.conf.
> I'm the one that dug up that upstart script and put it in the Wiki.
> [Since the link we broken.]
> But I don't think the upstart script has anything to do with what
> ports Samba's going to listen on.
> While someone else may be able to offer more helpful advice, I'd guess
> that the difference is that the upstart is starting samba with a
> different config than the manual start - if you figure out how it's
> getting a different config, then I suspect your problem will go away
> or be trivially solvable.
> Also, while I think there's no difference in terms of if the upstart
> script works properly or not, I used it on version 4.0.3.
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