[Samba] Make nmbd bind to interfaces only

Nick Howitt nick at howitts.co.uk
Tue Feb 12 12:00:33 UTC 2019

On 11/02/2019 18:32, Harry Jede via samba wrote:
> Am 11.02.19 um 18:47 schrieb Nick Howitt via samba:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to have nmbd only bind to the interfaces specified in 
>> the interfaces line of smb.conf, in the same way that smbd does. When 
>> researching this I did come across a mailing list thread saying there 
>> was no use case, but I think I have one.
>> For many years ClearOS has been providing NT4 style domains and 
>> unix-style shares. M$ upset the applecart last year with their 1803 
>> update when joining NT4 domains got broken (it has since been fixed 
>> since September '18, but I would assume the writing is on the wall 
>> for NT4 domains).
>> To get round the issue I loaded samba into docker using the 
>> https://github.com/Fmstrat/samba-domain container. I wanted to 
>> continue to use the ClearOS samba configuration (v4.7.1 and soon to 
>> follow Centos to 4.8.3) for its file-sharing as a domain member. One 
>> of the problems I had was that if the native ClearOS instance of 
>> samba was started, the docker instance would refuse to start because 
>> of a port clash.
> You should start your container with a real ethernet adapter! Search for:
> docker tap
> or
> docker tuntap
Thanks. Not so easy to research but I am trying. I'll also ask at the 
docker forums.

I am concerned as to how this will help as nmbd is binding to 
If I introduce a new interface, won't nmbd effectively also bind to that?
>> To get round this for smbd was easy. All I had to do was bind to 
>> interfaces only, but nmbd would not obey. For nmbd I had to set:
>> nmbd bind explicit broadcast = yes
>> socket address =
>> This is sort of OK if I have one LAN interface, but ClearOS is, among 
>> other things, a router/firewall and as such can have multiple LAN 
>> and/or VLAN interfaces. Socket address can only have one IP address 
>> so I can't get all LAN interfaces to bind to it. Is there a way round 
>> this or does it make a reasonable use case for a modification request.
>> Thanks,
>> Nick

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