• Samba won't start. Can't share folders over network.


    After installing the “samba” and “nautilus-share” packages and rebooting, I noticed that System Monitor showed no Samba service running in the background. Running “sudo systemctl status samba” from the Terminal produces this error:

    ● samba.service - Samba AD Daemon
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/samba.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2016-11-25 17:09:19 PST; 18h ago
      Process: 1558 ExecStart=/usr/bin/samba $SAMBAOPTIONS (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
     Main PID: 1559 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
    
    Nov 25 17:09:19 Macmini systemd[1]: Starting Samba AD Daemon...
    Nov 25 17:09:19 Macmini systemd[1]: Started Samba AD Daemon.
    Nov 25 17:09:19 Macmini samba[1559]: [2016/11/25 17:09:19.067798,  0] ../source4/smbd/server.c:466(binary_smbd_main)
    Nov 25 17:09:19 Macmini samba[1559]:   At this time the 'samba' binary should only be used for either:
    Nov 25 17:09:19 Macmini samba[1559]:   'server role = active directory domain controller' or to access the ntvfs file server with 'server services = +smb' or the rpc proxy with 'dcerpc endpoint servers = remote'
    Nov 25 17:09:19 Macmini samba[1559]:   You should start smbd/nmbd/winbindd instead for domain member and standalone file server tasks
    Nov 25 17:09:19 Macmini samba[1559]: [2016/11/25 17:09:19.067883,  0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:111(exit_daemon)
    Nov 25 17:09:19 Macmini systemd[1]: samba.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
    Nov 25 17:09:19 Macmini systemd[1]: samba.service: Unit entered failed state.
    Nov 25 17:09:19 Macmini systemd[1]: samba.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
    

    Any help would be appreciated. I’m trying to get Samba running on a Macmini using the latest ISO build of Antergos, GNOME 3.22.2. Thanks in advance!


    "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

    Jesse DuBord
    FILMMAKER

  • Hi,

    You should start smbd/nmbd/winbindd instead for domain member and standalone file server tasks
    

    You should use samba if you want to use it as an Active Directory server.

    I think what you’re searching for is smbd

    Cheers!

  • @karasu thanks for the reply. However, running “sudo systemctl start smbd” won’t work; it produces this error:

    ● smbd.service - Samba SMB/CIFS server
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/smbd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sun 2016-11-27 09:20:09 PST; 36s ago
      Process: 3475 ExecStart=/usr/bin/smbd -D (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
    
    Nov 27 09:20:09 Macmini systemd[1]: Starting Samba SMB/CIFS server...
    Nov 27 09:20:09 Macmini systemd[1]: smbd.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
    Nov 27 09:20:09 Macmini systemd[1]: Failed to start Samba SMB/CIFS server.
    Nov 27 09:20:09 Macmini systemd[1]: smbd.service: Unit entered failed state.
    Nov 27 09:20:09 Macmini systemd[1]: smbd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
    

    Any thoughts on how to get smbd running?


    "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

    Jesse DuBord
    FILMMAKER

  • You’ll have to investigate why smbd is not running. Use systemd
    (the examples use the systemd-modules-load module, replace it with smbd)

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd#Troubleshooting

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