samba broken

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Sep 14 18:29:26 UTC 2011

On 08/26/2011 11:00 AM, Linda wrote:
> k 10.10, but I think should be the same on 10.04:
>> Is nmbd running?
>> $ service nmbd status
>> should appear as:
>> $ service nmbd status
>> nmbd start/running, process<pid>
> Thank you nmbd was not running that was the problem. The 
> simplest solutions are always the ones we try last!
>                      Linda

Linda, if you are finding that nmbd is not starting on boot, have a look at:
[Samba (nmbd) fails to start at boot]

I had/have a similar problem with smbd on my laptop only in the reverse;
nmbd was starting, smbd was not. The samba logs were showing:

Unable to connect to CUPS server localhost:631 - Network is unreachable

So I modified my /etc/init/smbd.conf by commenting out:

start on local-filesystems

and inserting:

start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE!=lo)

and now both are working fine on reboot.

Added refs:
[Samba starts before static IPs set in network manager]
[Samba fails to start at boot when not connected to network (and
specific interfaces are configured)]

>From those same bug reports I found a handy command that shows the
status of all upstart daemons:

$ initctl list

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