[Samba] no network interfaces found on OpenIndiana (Illumos)

Tris Mabbs TM-Samba201302 at Firstgrade.Co.UK
Thu Mar 7 03:15:33 MST 2013

Hiya Joeri,

I had exactly the same problem with OpenSolaris - would not find the

However I found that if I explicitly defined the interfaces in the smb.conf

	interfaces = if.ip.add.ress/netmask_bits

Samba was quite happy to pick that up.

I had the same problem with the ISC DHCP server, but there I had actually to
modify code to get it to work.  It does seem that there's something "odd" in
the way some Solaris versions provide access to the interface lists, but
I've never had time to get fully to the bottom of it (and I'm afraid I can't
remember exactly what I had to change in the ISC DHCP server to get it to
Something perhaps to be picked up at some point for investigation by the
developers, but it's probably much easier for you right now just to try
adding an "interfaces" line to your "smb.conf" and see whether that fixes it
for you - hopefully it will.

Hope that helps!



Ps.  So the "interfaces" line you'd want (IPv4) would be something like
"interfaces" or "interfaces".

-----Original Message-----
From: Joeri Vanthienen [mailto:mail at joerivanthienen.be] 
Sent: 06 March 2013 10:42
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] no network interfaces found on OpenIndiana (Illumos)


I've downloaded the samba 3.6.12 OpenCSW package.
I joined openindiana to the the active directory, winbind seems to work
fine, I see all the users with "wbinfo -u".
However, my samba server is not starting. It seems that there is no network
card found.

2013/03/06 10:40:39.068405,  0] lib/interface.c:543(load_interfaces)
  WARNING: no network interfaces found
[2013/03/06 10:40:39.072795,  0] smbd/server.c:1082(main)
  standard input is not a socket, assuming -D option ...
[2013/03/06 10:40:39.205210,  0] smbd/server.c:746(open_sockets_smbd)
  open_sockets_smbd: No sockets available to bind to.

Is there some problem that the get_interfaces(talloc_tos(), &ifaces); call
returns  no interfaces on solaris/openindiana ?
Any idea?

I sure have interfaces:
root at openindiana:/# ifconfig -a
8232 index 1
        inet netmask ff000000
e1000g0: flags=1004843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv4> mtu
1500 index 3
        inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
        ether 8:0:27:bd:35:de
8252 index 1
        inet6 ::1/128
e1000g0: flags=20002004841<UP,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv6> mtu 1500 index 3
        inet6 fe80::a00:27ff:febd:35de/10
        ether 8:0:27:bd:35:de

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