i'm new here and I can not speak very good english, i'm sorry for this.
I have a trouble in a little debian server with samba installed.
Sometimes my windows clients can not see the server's samba resources and if i restart the samba service i see that the nmbd service was not running. I check the log and i see that this had a silent crash because i have some trace rows but no errors.
This happends 1-2 times during a day, and i solve restarting the samba service.
I tried to link the resources directly with the IP and i show that the windows clients can access to shares also without the nmbd service, so i can understand that everthing works except the netbios service.
This is an example of log after a nmbd crash (with PS i can not find its)
[2009/10/12 14:00:04, 0] nmbd/nmbd.c:main(849)
nmbd version 3.2.5 started.
Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2008
Have you got any suggestion to fix this problem? Now I'm forced to restart samba every 6h with a cron record.... not a very good solution, i know.