Samba server ok at boot, later fails to bind to IP. smbd restart doesn't help.
We recently installed linux on a new server, and all is well but one thing...
Our server boots fine, and all is well. However, after an unknown period of time, samba no longer responds to queries.
I did a netstat -a | grep 139 and got nothing. I also performed nmap on localhost and eth1 (connection to the switch) and it shows that port 139 is not in use.
I checked my processes ('ps -A | grep smb') and it shows that its running. The rcsmb script shows that samba is 'running'. Doing 'rcsmb restart' restarts the daemon, but port 139 still shows blank.
I checked samba's logs, and still, nothing. I ran smbd in interactive mode (-i) and still got nothing (no errors).
I have all firewalling off, as far as I can tell. We're behind nat, and on a small subnet (< 30 users) so I figured it wasn't critical... at least for now.
This is so strange... and I have no explanation!
This server is replacing an older server, but I can't make the switch until this is resolved!