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Re: Setting up samba (2:4.5.12+dfsg-2+deb9u4) ... Failed to preset unit: Unit file /etc/systemd/system/samba-ad-dc.service is masked.

On Mon 03 Dec 2018 at 21:00:42 (-0800), David Christensen wrote:
> On 12/2/18 11:39 PM, john doe wrote:
> > If you still want to use samba.service you could try:
> >
> > $ cd /lib/systemd/system && ln -sf smbd.service samba.service
> >
> > I don't know if the above command has side effects though.
> It would be nice if the package name and service name matched, but
> "service smbd status" works and I don't know systemd, so I will leave
> it alone.

AIUI (if I do), SMB is the protocol, and smbd is the daemon that
provides it. However, juxtaposing the strings "smb" and "serv*" falls
foul of a trademark, hence the coining of "samba" for the name of the


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