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Old 11-16-2003, 02:06 PM   #1
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smbd (samba) daemon startup question

I recently discovered that when I restart the samba service via /etc/init.d/samba restart for the first time after a cold boot, it complains that it couldn't kill the smbd daemon because it hasn't been running. It starts smbd, but it says it wasn't running before I issued a restart.

This doesn't make sense, because when I installed samba I told it to run as a daemon and it does seem to work after a cold boot (I can connect to the share from a Windows machine). Why, then, would smbd not be running at startup?
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ya no, that's a really good question. what does /etc/init.d/samba status do? what distro?
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If you are using debian woody, that is a bug in stable release of samba. Fixed in version >2.2.4-1.
Old 11-16-2003, 03:22 PM   #4
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Sorry, forgot to mention I'm running Debian Woody stable.

aesahaettr: /etc/init.d/samba status doesn't work. Apparently there is no status argument.

ToniT: I'm already running Samba 3.0.0-2. I updated samba from the default woody stable install.


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