>>> I have a solaris7 sparc machine and I put the following lines at the end
>>>of rc2 file.
>>> /usr/local/samba/bin/nmbd -D
>>> /usr/local/samba/bin/smbd -D
>>>However, after the machine boots up, only smbd is running. I have tried to
>>>start nmbd manually but still, nmbd just could not start. I have also tried
>>>to re-install again and same thing happened! Anyone has any idea why it
>>>happened and how to solve it? Thanks!
>> I am having the exact same problem. I am really at a loss. I have
>> samba working perfectly on another system. If anyone can give ME a
>> hint as well I would be grateful.
Quote:> any outputs to the log file ???
I'm running 2.0.6 from the 2.0.6-3 Mandrake RPM. I can't speak for
anyone else, but when I get the problem of nmbd not starting, I get
the following in /var/log/samba/log.nmb:
[2000/03/31 19:14:27, 1] nmbd/nmbd.c:main(747)
Netbios nameserver version 2.0.6 started.
Copyright Andrew Tridgell 1994-1998
[2000/03/31 19:14:27, 0] lib/util_sock.c:open_socket_in(853)
bind failed on port 137 socket_addr=192.168.3.1 (Cannot assign requested address)
[2000/03/31 19:14:27, 0] nmbd/nmbd_subnetdb.c:make_subnet(142)
Failed to open nmb socket on interface 192.168.1.1 for port 137. Error was Cannot assign requested address
[2000/03/31 19:14:27, 0] nmbd/nmbd.c:main(807)
ERROR: Failed when creating subnet lists. Exiting.
192.168.1.1 is the address of the local machine on which nmbd is
My searches through the archives at samba.org turned nothing up for
"Cannot assign requested address". Can any of you wise samba gurus
out there shed more light on this error? Any help is greatly
"We come and go alone, why do they need to know?"