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Old 02-09-2002, 10:58 AM   #1
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Samba wont start


When i rebooted i noticed that although the system reported that smb and nmb actually started but it really didnt. On an nmap localhost the netbios port was not open... i tried to start samba from the status area on SWAT and it reported that smb was not running... i pressed the restart and start button and nothing happened...

what do i need to do to get it running again?
 
Old 02-09-2002, 10:25 PM   #2
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does it start by the inet superserver or by hand?

you should try

nmbd -D
smbd -D

from the command prompt..

then, to check if its working...

smbclient -L localhost
 
Old 02-09-2002, 11:01 PM   #3
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Where is your smb.conf file? Sometimes the smbd nor the nmbd daemons will start if they can't fine the file.

Try to start smbd with debug turned on and look at the output int he smbd.log file.

smbd -debuglevel 10 -D
 
Old 02-10-2002, 12:10 AM   #4
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smb.conf is where it always is...

also, starting samba from the cli will start with an ok but then fails... i run a nmap localhost and the netbios port is not opened up either...

when i try to start with swat it wont start running..

what gives?
 
Old 02-10-2002, 08:49 AM   #5
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first of all...remember you need to have these lines in your /etc/services file...

netbios-ns 137/udp
netbios-ns 137/tcp
netbios-dgm 138/udp
netbios-dgm 138/tcp
netbios-ssn 139/tcp
netbios-ssn 139/udp


then check if your smb.conf file is helthy with testparm

also check out in your inet.conf file if these lines appear

netbios-ssn stream tcp nowait root /usr/bin/smbd smbd
netbios-ns dgram udp wait root /usr/bin/nmbd nmbd

if these lines appear, it means that samba is being executed from the inet superserver, so dont run smbd,nmbd from the command line...

but if those lines aren`t there, you would like to start your samba by smbd -D, nmbd -D.

post what happens when typing

smbclient -L localhost




remember that after changing any config file, you should restart the program by typing

kill -HUP proccesid

PD: your 139 port is not open because samba didnt start, not a firewall problem or sth like that....

GOOOOOOOD LUUUUUUUCKKKK
 
Old 02-10-2002, 08:00 PM   #6
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139 tcp netbios is included in the etc/service file... and i dont seem to have an inetd.conf file... someone tells me that xinetd is what is used and i have no clue whatsoever how to edit that...
 
  


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