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From: BrandonHoult (BrandonHoult_at_netscape.net)
Date: Thu 05 Sep 2002 - 16:58:23 BST

I think I got kicked off the list last week... I am hoping that it was a
technical problem (I know there was some server maintenance going on)
and that I didn't irritate anybody. In any case I finally got the
debian host + debian client thing working... the problem was that I was
not chbinding all the stuff correctly. It seems there really sound be
something in the documentation covering that as part of the install
  My goal is to get all the critical services our company needs inside a
vserver so I can easily back it up and replicate it in case of a
hardware failure. This includes (so far) apache, samba, perl, and
e-mail (with squirrelmail). Our problem has always been the more we
depend on linux the more vulnerable we become to hardware failure and
downtime. Also each service we add makes it more difficult to upgrade
or experiment with new solutions as the risk of breaking something is
too great. The reason for this is that I am the only one (in our
company) who can set all this up and the time it takes to reconfigure
and tune a system to get it back in working order is longer than we can
really afford. Vserver seems like it will finally solve all these
problems and make linux based solutions much more viable in our company.
  Anyway, my current problem seems to be that I can get everything
working except samba. I can either run it in the vserver, or on the
host but not both. Smbd seems to work but nmbd fails. The following is
the result of running mnbd from the host server while smbd is running on
the main server and both smbd and nmbd are running in the virtual server.

p300:/etc/init.d# chbind --ip nmbd -i
ipv4root is now
Netbios nameserver version 2.2.3a-6 for Debian started.
Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1994-2002
standard input is not a socket, assuming -D option
bind failed on port 137 socket_addr =
Error = Cannot assign requested address
  Failed to open nmb socket on interface for port 137.
Error was Cannot assign requested address
ERROR: Failed when creating subnet lists. Exiting.

The virtual server is running at while the main server is
at so I am not sure why it is trying to bind to on the main server especially as it is chbind to 52. I
searched the archive but all the stuff there referring to samba seems
really old and not really applicable.


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