[Bug 462169] Re: nmbd dies on startup when network interfaces are not up yet

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at canonical.com
Wed Dec 9 23:33:23 GMT 2009


On Wed, Dec 09, 2009 at 10:26:30PM -0000, razor7 wrote:
> hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] wins dns mdns4 #changed to avoid OpenDNS issues

The use of 'wins' here suggests you may have a different bug.  Please
provide the /etc/samba/smb.conf and /var/log/samba/log.nmbd from this system
as well (after setting log level = 3) - preferably attaching these to your
original bug, bug #487795, so if we find ourselves unmarking that bug as a
duplicate, all your information stays with it.

So far, the only way I can reproduce any failure at all is if the loopback
interface is also down, and no interfaces line is set.  That would appear to
be a duplicate of bug #461725; and furthermore it produces an entirely
different error message in the log:

 [2009/12/09 15:16:37,  0] lib/interface.c:527(load_interfaces)
   ERROR: Could not determine network interfaces, you must use a interfaces config line

and causes smbd to fail to start *in addition to* nmbd.  So this doesn't
match the bug report of the original user.

It looks like I'm still missing here a complete set of:

 - description of which server processes fail to run
 - copy of /etc/samba/smb.conf
 - copy of /var/log/samba/log.nmbd (with log level = 3 set)
 - copy of /etc/nsswitch.conf
 - copy of /etc/resolv.conf

from *the same* user.  Until I have all of these things (preferably from the
original submitter, with other people experiencing problems filing their own
bug reports so that they can be tracked separately if it's *not* the same
bug), I don't think I'm going to make forward progress on resolving this.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org

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