[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#492900: Running nmbd without running smbd

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Wed Jul 30 04:24:53 UTC 2008

tags 492900 wontfix

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 07:51:30PM +0200, Rune Kock wrote:
> Package: samba
> Version: 2:3.0.31-1
> Severity: wishlist

> I would like for my router to be wins-server for my lan, but I don't
> want to run any file sharing on it.  So I am looking for a way to
> start nmbd without starting smbd.  Unless I am mistaken, there is no
> way to do that without hacking the init.d file.

> I guess it could be an option in /etc/default/samba.

Sorry, I don't think this is a relevant enough use case that we should make
it a standard option in the samba package.

You do have the option of configuring samba to use RUN_MODE="inetd", and
then commenting out the entry in /etc/inetd.conf; or editing
/etc/init.d/samba, since changes to that file will be preserved on upgrade.

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