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Old 04-27-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
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Samba 3.0.2a doesn't run

Decided to install a new samba and learn it from the start, the most updated one, but theres already a problem :P

After smbd and nmbd.. nothing happens. No output, no log files (that I can find in /var/log), and the programs are not running in ps :/

What could cause it from not executing properly and not giving an error or anything?
Any ideas would be nice =\
Old 04-27-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
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I installed 3.0.2a also and I'm still having problems trying to get it configured. I see the smb.conf file in the etc/samba directory but I can't seem to get to it. I also tried opening SWAT using the http://localhost:901 and I get an error message there as well.

I know I have Samba on the system but I can't seem to get any further than that. I was wondering if it is because I installed RedHat as a workstation instead of a server? I'm a newbie and I thought I'd be able to add services as needed.

Any advice would be appreciated. Tried everything in the help file so far. NADA....
Old 04-27-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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Well if you compiled samba from defaults to looking for the smb.conf file in /usr/lib (pretty strange)...and it will probably put your logs in /usr/var/samba or /var/samba...depending on how it's configured. If you have the smb.conf file in a different place, you should run smbd and nmbd with the -s option and specify the directory and name of it.

If all else fails, do a "locate smb.conf*" or a find / -name "smb.conf*" and look at where the logs are being placed.
Old 04-28-2004, 08:13 AM   #4
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Interesting, thanks. That worked =)


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