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Re: [opensuse] Samba Help
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 00:24:42 -0600
  • Message-id: <497EA8AA.1040506@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Donald D Henson wrote:
(Earth-svr:/home/dhenson/Desktop # uname -a
Linux Earth-svr #1 SMP 2008-12-04 18:10:04 +0100 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux)

Yes, I'm the guy who asked for Samba help before and I'm still
struggling with it. I've googled the web and found several howtos and
have attempted to follow their instructions. I installed Swat and played
around with that. Finally, I discovered GAdmin-Samba. Not much help
there either. I decided to try yet another restart, forgot the 're', and
got the following responses. This looks like a clue but I can't figure
out what it's trying to tell me. Would someone have a look at the
exchanges below and tell me if it really is a clue or am I still
clueless. (Sorry. I couldn't resist.) Aany help appreciated.

Earth-svr:/home/dhenson/Desktop # service smb start
Starting Samba SMB daemon - Warning: /var/run/samba/ exists. done
Earth-svr:/home/dhenson/Desktop # service smb restart
Shutting down Samba SMB daemon Warning: daemon not running. done
Starting Samba SMB daemon - Warning: /var/run/samba/ exists. done
Earth-svr:/home/dhenson/Desktop #


Looks like your server shut down hard and let the pid files in place.
time said, check for a running smbd process (you probably won't find it). If
you do kill it with kill pid. If you don't, just

rm /var/run/samba/

and restart.

I've updated my samba page a bit if that's any help to you:

Good luck

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
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Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
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