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Old 06-04-2006, 11:36 PM   #1
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Samba starts with two smbd processes


Running 3.0.20 Samba server on a 10.2 Slack system networked
with a WIN2K system. After perusing the Linux remote cache table
from WIN2K, I noticed that there appears to be a duplication
of the information from nbtstat:

NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
MYLINUX <00> UNIQUE Registered
MYLINUX <03> UNIQUE Registered
MYLINUX <20> UNIQUE Registered
MYLINUX <00> UNIQUE Registered
MYLINUX <03> UNIQUE Registered
MYLINUX <20> UNIQUE Registered
HOME <00> GROUP Registered
HOME <1E> GROUP Registered
HOME <00> GROUP Registered
HOME <1E> GROUP Registered

Checking the Linux system with ps -A indicates two instances
of smbd. If I access any of the Linux shares from WIN2K, another
smbd entry appears as it is supposed to.

I have checked my startup files to see if there is something
in there that might be starting another process but don't see
anything.

Samba is started from rc.samba in Slack not inetd.

Am I missing something here?
 
Old 06-06-2006, 04:39 AM   #2
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Hmm... just checked mine, I've got two running when Samba is idle as well. Running Samba 3.0.20a.

Guess it is normal to have two processes even if it is idle?
 
Old 06-06-2006, 04:54 AM   #3
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Yes. even when I do ps -A | grep smbd, I see 2 processes. And I don't have any problems with samba. So, maybe it's normal.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 10:49 AM   #4
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I suppose everything gets changed. I was looking at O'Reilly's Samba 2nd edition
in the Browser section which displays the example:

C:\>nbtstat -a toltec

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [172.16.1.4] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
TOLTEC <00> UNIQUE Registered
TOLTEC <03> UNIQUE Registered
TOLTEC <20> UNIQUE Registered
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered
METRAN <00> GROUP Registered
METRAN <1B> UNIQUE Registered
METRAN <1C> GROUP Registered
METRAN <1D> UNIQUE Registered
METRAN <1E> GROUP Registered

MAC Address = 00-00-00-00-00-00

Would eventually like to know why the additional entry shows up with 3.0.20.
 
  


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