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Old 08-23-2005, 10:26 PM   #1
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Question problem with starting Samba service

System: Fedora core 4
Tried to start the Samba server serveral times (tried from GUI: server settings -> services, and checked smb, then clicked start, also tried from terminal by typing service smb start). Error message says: "smb failed. The error was: Starting SMB services: [FAILED]

Starting NMB services: " Status is: "smbd is stopped
nmbd (pid 2528) is running..." .

Everytime when system boots up, Samba service also failed to start.

uninstalled and reinstalled Samba server, the problem still exists.

Please help me, thanks in advance!
Old 08-23-2005, 11:21 PM   #2
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# /etc/init.d/samba

That do anything?
Old 08-24-2005, 04:14 PM   #3
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Originally posted by flower.Hercules
# /etc/init.d/samba

That do anything?
Thanks for help, I tried exactly what your said and got the following error:
Starting SMB services: /etc/init.d/functions: line 83: 23749 Aborted $nice $*
Starting NMB services:
Old 09-01-2005, 09:13 AM   #4
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looks like this is a known bug with SE linux
Old 09-23-2005, 01:35 PM   #5
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(disclaimer) Below is a shotgun approach. See later posts for better solutions.

From `man samba_selinux` :
"You can disable SELinux protection for the samba daemon by executing:"
              setsebool -P smbd_disable_trans 1
              service smb restart
The above worked for me on FC4 (2.6.12-1.1447), with selinux-policy-targeted-1.25.4-10.1

Last edited by schmee; 10-01-2005 at 06:06 PM.
Old 09-24-2005, 11:29 AM   #6
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problem with starting Samba service

Check the context of secrets.tdb and smbpasswd they both need to be set to samba_secrets_t also check booleans.local file there should be a line that reads "samba_enable_home_dirs=1" without the quotes. This will allow SELinux to work proporly with Samba and visa-versa...

Last edited by James_Ecker; 09-24-2005 at 11:32 AM.
Old 01-03-2006, 11:20 PM   #7
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disabling SE_Linux at FC 4

I got the same error. here is what I did

at Desktop->System_Setting->Security Level disbaled the SELinux. And restarted the smb - it is working for me now.


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