My current distro of choice is SUSE 10.0:
After nearly a years of flawless performance SAMBA stopped working yesterday. I only use it for simple file sharing. Network seems OK, i.e. I can ping between machines by their host names. But Samba does nothing. I cannot see or access shared resources from any PC.
I tried without firewalls, but it made no difference. the smb.conf is as it was when the boxes were talking to each other.
Next I followed the tutorial at
and now think the problem may be smbfs
- when I try to start smbfs in the System > Runlevel applet I get an error:
/etc/init.d/smbfs start returned 6 (program is not configured):
Mount SMB/ CIFS File Systems ..unused
I have searched hi & lo for what the above might mean, but all I have read leaves me absolutely lost as to what I might do next.
So, I'm back to you guys. Any help?
Or, would uninstalling and re-installing SAMBA fix the problem for me?