Subject: Re: ups-nut rc.d scripts
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/21/2001 15:44:59
On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 11:32:41PM -0500, Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> : a) My local rc.d/samba script starts both smbd and nmbd at once,
> :    because I see them as `tightly coupled'; you really don't run one
> :    without the other, nor manipulate one without the other).
> That's not entirely true.
> I have nmbd running solely as a WINS server to satisfy one WinCE and one
> Win98 machine on the Household Network, and smbd is not running on that
> machine at all.  Likewise, nmbd is not necessary in order to use SMB to
> export files; you can run smbd alone and make use of DNS for name resolution
> on WinXX machines.

I stand corrected.

So, even more argument for providing two separate scripts - nmbd and
smbd - and a convenience helper `samba'.