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Old 04-21-2004, 07:23 PM   #1
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Samba Dameon smbd is not running and won't start

I'm trying to get samba up and running to connect to a windows machine. However when i do a ./samba restart command, the only service that stops and restarts is nmbd.

Does anyone have any ideas where I should start the troubleshooting process. My smb.conf file apears to be correct. I've tried a ps -aux and the smbd process is not running, just the nmdb.

Samba 3.0
Debian Woody system.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Use the console command testparm to check the syntax of the smb.conf file.

Check the samba logs for any errors. Usual location for logs is /var/log/samba but not sure about debian.
Old 04-22-2004, 09:44 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help michaelk. I beleive the problem is that when i installed samba I told it to run as a mount, not a dameon.

Does anyone know how i could change that ?

I did try apt-get remove samba and then reinstalled, but still have the same problem.

Thanks in advance.


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