> While I was looking through my syslog on another problem, I discovered
> this set of errors repeated numerous times since I brought the operating
> system up for the first time a month ago.
> inetd: /usr/sbin/nmbd: exit status 0x1
> last message repeated 31 times
> last message repeated 4 times
> inetd: netbios-ns/udp server failing (looping), service terminated
> To date, I have not even looked at inetd (basically haven't gotten to it
> yet). I'm still learning, and it's probably something to do in the form
> of a configuration that I haven't learned about yet, but if someone could
> tell me what this is all about, I'd appreciate it.
> Erik Michelsen
Hello, just read your /etc/inetd.conf file and find a couple of lines that look
like what I have clipped from mine and pasted here. Your inetd is calling the
netbeui name daemon which you probably didn't install. It is part of the SAMBA
package which gives your linux OS extra functionality (Read more about it at
the Samba homepage -- do search to find it :-)
# These are to start Samba, an smb server that can export filesystems to
# Pathworks, Lanmanager for DOS, Windows for Workgroups, Windows95, Lanmanager
# for Windows, Lanmanager for OS/2, Windows NT, etc. Lanmanager for dos is
# available via ftp from ftp.microsoft.com in bussys/MSclient/dos/. Please read
# the licensing stuff before downloading. Use the TCP/IP option in the client.
# Add your server to the \etc\lmhosts (or equivalent) file on the client.
netbios-ssn stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/smbd smbd
netbios-ns dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/nmbd nmbd
...use your editor to comment out these two lines, and presto, no more errot
messages. If you are looking for a great package to allow full network
functionality between MS Windows and Linux, however, look into Samba -- it
works absolutely excellent !
...my other signature is illegible...