[Samba] Port 139 Not open on bootup...

Scott Weber scotty2540 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 13 10:47:05 MDT 2013

That matches what I have been thinking.  However the IPv6 is up, and isn't
that the same interface?  There is only one mac address device, the NIC.

If this is the case, then how do I delay the smb start up?  I've been using
linux for decades, but only infrequently, soI have to relearn these things
every couple of years.  I know it's somewhere in the init.d scripts for run
level 3 and 5


On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 12:05 AM, Gregory Sloop <gregs at sloop.net> wrote:

> [I may be completely wrong, but I'm too lazy to look it up, but
> perhaps it's a place to start...]
> I seem to recall that if the interface isn't up and ready, Samba, when
> it comes up, won't listen on that interface unless it's explicitly
> defined.
> Is there a chance that the IPv4 interface isn't "up" when the Samba
> loads, but IPv6 is? [Or perhaps IPv6 gets treated differently...]
> Something to investigate - but remember, I'm not claiming to be right.
> :)
> -Greg
> SW> I am running SUSE 12.0  I have had this problem on another machine
> months
> SW> ago, but never solved it. I have done many searches, but have come up
> empty.
> SW> When booted, port 139 is not open on IPv4.  There os no
> listening.
> SW> HOWEVER:  :::139 is listening.  SO I know it is open on IPv6.
> SW> When I try to gain remote access through a share, the machine is not
> found.
> SW> When I try to telnet to port 139, the connection is refused.
> SW> To solve it, I have to manually restart smb.  So this is some kind of
> SW> 'first bootup' problem.  All the searches I came up with all describe a
> SW> problem that it just isn't working at all.  This is just that it
> doesn't
> SW> work until I restart the daemon.
> SW> It's annoying to work around, especially when I'm using a VM and
> SW> starting/stopping the machine often.
> SW> Can anyone advise on what this problem is, or how to fix it?
> SW> -Scott

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