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Old 11-14-2002, 10:59 AM   #1
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nmbd wont start

im using sawt and when i try to go into the server status and start my server smbd will start but nmbd wont, and they both used to, but i never actualy had anything shared yet because i hadnt quite got through the users part yet, but it could be seen from windows machhines, and now it cant because i cant get the nmbd to start, and take it kind on the answer im a newbie

Last edited by pyropenguin; 11-14-2002 at 11:01 AM.
Old 11-14-2002, 11:25 AM   #2
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here is my smb.conf file if that will help, and by looking at it it dosnt look right, so if someone could help me on that too...thanks

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from UNKNOWN (
# Date: 2002/11/13 02:35:13

# Global parameters
workgroup = PCLAB
netbios name = PENGUIN SERVER
server string = Samba Server
interfaces = 205.221.155
security = SHARE
encrypt passwords = Yes
obey pam restrictions = Yes
pam password change = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
unix password sync = Yes
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 0
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
dns proxy = No
hosts allow = 205.221.155
hosts deny = no
printing = lprng

comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S
read only = No
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
guest ok = Yes
browseable = No

comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No
Old 11-14-2002, 03:37 PM   #3
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Distribution: Redhat v8.0 (soon to be Fedora? or maybe I will just go back to Slackware)
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Please post the command and results when you try to start this service like this:

'service smb stop'
'service smb start'

Any thing in /var/log/messages right after doing this?
How about /var/log/samba/log.nmbd? log.smbd? smbd.log?

Also, what do you get when you run 'testparm' on your smb.conf?


Last edited by KevinJ; 11-14-2002 at 03:41 PM.


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