[Samba] smbd fails to start after upgrade to version 4.11.6

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Jan 31 08:53:08 UTC 2020

On 30/01/2020 22:42, Roy Eastwood via samba wrote:
> On 30 January 2020 11:13 Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> On 29/01/2020 22:28, Roy Eastwood via samba wrote:
>>> Yes.  windbindd starts, but as smbd had failed I had stopped it before running the scripts.   I don't run nmbd (I use wsdd instead).
>> Just like myself.
>>> There was no output to the ssh terminal when I ran these three commands, but smbd.log shows:
>>> [2020/01/29 21:56:02.994213,  1] ../../source3/profile/profile_dummy.c:30(set_profile_level)
>>>    INFO: Profiling support unavailable in this build.
>>> [2020/01/29 21:56:03.036706,  0] ../../lib/util/become_daemon.c:136(daemon_ready)
>>>     daemon_ready: daemon 'smbd' finished starting up and ready to serve
>>> connections
>>> [2020/01/29 21:56:03.543683,  0] ../../source3/smbd/server.c:1241(open_sockets_smbd)
>>>     open_sockets_smbd: No sockets available to bind to.
>> This seems to have something to do with your network interfaces.
>> try commenting out:
>>        bind interfaces only = yes
>>        interfaces = lo eth0
>> This is the main difference between your smb.conf and mine and I can confirm adding them to my Rpi, killed smbd.
> That's it!   Working fine now these two lines are commented out.     Must be something introduced, either by 4.11.6 or the other upgrades that were done at the time, as it was working fine before (on version 4.11.4).
>> Next question is why ???????
> I'll leave that to people more talented than me!
>> Rowland
> Thanks again,
> Roy
Glad it is now working for you, but it leaves the question of why this 
is happening. I have checked the code and it doesn't seem to have 
changed between 4.10.x and 4.11.x, is this something that is Raspbian 
specific and if so why ?


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