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  1. #1

    SAMBA daemon not running

    Hey everyone
    Im using FC5, i installed samba using yum by typing yum install samba in one of the terminals. Now when i go to activate the daemons, i try to start the samba daemons and SMBD is not running, its stopped, only the NMBD daemon is running, then i try to start them by using command and it says [FAILED], and again, only NMBD is running.
    Does anybody know how can i solve this? was it the instalation? the newbie?
    Thanks a lot in advance

  2. #2
    Did your try restarting the system? Often times you must restart the system when installing certain daemons - I've cleared up many an issue after installing certain services.

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Take a look through /etc/samba/smb.conf and browse down the file - it might not start because something in there is not compatible with the way your system is configured. The default smb.conf is pretty well documented inside, so it shouldn't be hard to understand the configuration, and it has it's own manpage too if you just need some quick pointers.

    Once you've done this, issue the command (as root):
    service smb stop
    which might complain about some bits of the samba system not running then do:
    service smb start
    If it still wont start right, take a look at the last messages in the samba logs (/var/log/samba/smbd.log and /var/log/samba/nmbd.log), and post them up here along with the top bit out of your smb.conf file.
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    Thanks a lot both of you, i dont have acces to the computer right now but i will try your suggestions asap

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