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May 1st, 2005, 10:07 PM
I've packaged and am uploading Samba 3.0.14a from Sid to Hoary Staging Backports. Since Samba is a daemon and in the 'main' repository, I felt like I needed to explain a bit:

I'm samba domain networking my home network (XP and Linux and 2000), after reading into the flexibility and control of such a setup. Typically, Samba point releases have plenty of little bugfixes, and from 3.0.10 to 14a is no exception. Among the most annoying is missing files from XP listings.

May 9th, 2005, 07:40 AM
I got the samba backport today and now it seems my samba shares are not working, people can't access my shared folders. When I type sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart it doesn't look like it used to either. Instead of saying:

stopping: [ok]
starting: [ok]

it says

Stopping Samba daemons: nmbd smbd.
Starting Samba daemons: nmbd smbd.

I'm not really sure what this means. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

May 9th, 2005, 11:54 AM
Check /etc/samba/smb.conf -- it may have been replaced by the installer.

Try using smb://localhost/ , see if it's a network problem or Samba configuration problem.

The start/stop message will be different because this is a Debian package.

May 9th, 2005, 09:21 PM
I got it. For some reason the updated samba config has a browsable modifier, and it was turned off by default, so no one could browse my folders. I turned it on and it works fine now.