Re: samba auto-unloads
smbd and nmbd are only used for serving linux filesystems to other machines. That's
not the problem. I have noticed that the newer versions of smbmount let the connection
time out and get closed.
Brian Stults wrote:
> I've been using the samba client to mount NT drives to my linux box for
> some time without any problems. Now, on my home linux box, I'm mounting
> drives from my linux box at work. It works very well at first.
> However, when I come back the next day, the mounted drive produces I/O
> errors. It turns out that the smb and nmb daemons have automatically
> unloaded from my work box. When I login to the remote machine and
> restart samba, the drives can be mounted again. Why does this happen?
> Is it related to the daemons versus inetd issue? I don't fully
> understand this. There are entries in my inetd.conf like this:
> #:OTHER: Other services
> #<off># netbios-ssn stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd
> #<off># netbios-ns dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/tcpd
> /usr/sbin/nmbd -a
> But it appears they are commented out. I also have the standard startup
> script in /etc/init.d for samba. I sifted through the SMB-HOWTO, but
> couldn't find reference to this. Can someone help?
> Brian J. Stults
> Doctoral Candidate
> Department of Sociology
> University at Albany - SUNY
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Jens B. Jorgensen