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Old 04-08-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
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Samba server ok at boot, later fails to bind to IP. smbd restart doesn't help.

We recently installed linux on a new server, and all is well but one thing...

Our server boots fine, and all is well. However, after an unknown period of time, samba no longer responds to queries.

I did a netstat -a | grep 139 and got nothing. I also performed nmap on localhost and eth1 (connection to the switch) and it shows that port 139 is not in use.

I checked my processes ('ps -A | grep smb') and it shows that its running. The rcsmb script shows that samba is 'running'. Doing 'rcsmb restart' restarts the daemon, but port 139 still shows blank.

I checked samba's logs, and still, nothing. I ran smbd in interactive mode (-i) and still got nothing (no errors).

I have all firewalling off, as far as I can tell. We're behind nat, and on a small subnet (< 30 users) so I figured it wasn't critical... at least for now.

This is so strange... and I have no explanation!

This server is replacing an older server, but I can't make the switch until this is resolved!
Old 04-09-2005, 08:16 AM   #2
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What distro are you using?

If you stop the service using the script does the process actually stop or does it still show when you run ps?


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