I recently had a strange problem with my RedHat 9 installation. It went
like this: "/dev/null is a directory" when I tried to start most
services, so I'm thinking that some important important system file
mysteriously disappeared (or something bad happened anyway). It
(coincidentally?) happened as I was trying to create a new account for a
machine that waws to access smb shares.
So I reinstalled everything but my /home partition and now my new nmbd
doesn't work at all (it seems to immediately go to background running,
but a quick 'ps -ef' shows that it's not running shortly after I tell it
to). I thought this very strange as I had reformatted the trouble
partitions before my fresh install. Anyway, it's a brand new copy of
samba, yet nmbd does not work in the slightest.]
Anyone experienced the same sort of *before? Is it possible a rogue
windows machine on my network is being *? Any help/suggestions would
be nice. Ta!