Subject: Re: Kinda OT: Samba fun
To: Mauricio Tavares <>
From: Peter C. Wallace <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 06/02/2000 14:25:05
On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, Mauricio Tavares wrote:

> I am trying to get samba to work in my DEC 5000/20 running 1.4.1.  When I
> tell it to start, only nmbd does.  Even if I manually start smbd by saying 
> interceptor# /usr/local/samba/bin/smbd -D 
> when I check which processes are alive, by saying ps x, it will not report 
> smbd to be alive.  How can I check what is going on?

If smbd just exits it usually because it didn't find smbd.conf or didnt
like what it found...

if you launch smbd via inetd.conf, a quick way to check if its there is to
telnet [hostname] 139. If it connects (and hangs), smbd is running...

Peter Wallace