Samba is Bi-Polar?

Sarangan Thuraisingham sarangan.thuraisingham at
Sun Oct 30 02:05:10 UTC 2005

Mike Bird wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-10-29 at 17:17, AA wrote:
>>So basically, the problem is that samba does load, but
>>the only way I can acctually get it to work is to open
>>synaptic and search for 'samba' everytime I want to
>>use it.  This makes no sense to me, as all I am doing
>>is doing is trying to access the shared folder,
>>failing, open synaptic and then samba magically starts
>>working again.  
> It may be that all that is needed is a delay of half a
> minute to a minute while the samba client and samba server
> find each other.
> If it takes longer than that, try checking (via "ps ax"
> or otherwise) to determine when the smbd and nmbd processes
> actually start running.
> --Mike Bird
You can also manually start samba and nmbd by typing "/etc/init.d/samba 
start" or to restart "/etc/init.d/samba restart". Or like mike said you 
can try looking at the "ps" output. But this could be a long list, so 
you could try "ps -ef|egrep 'samba|nmbd'".

  - Saru

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