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Date:      Wed, 5 Oct 2011 16:08:55 -0400
From:      Chris Brennan <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Samba
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I have FreeBSD8.2 running on an x86 box and samba sharing a hardware
raid1 array with zfs ontop and something strange happened today. Samba
stopped accepting connections for some reason and I can't figure out why.
I'm not sure if this is freebsd-specific or if it's a samba-only issue. But
I can
note that it had been working fine for months, the box itself has been up
23 days w/o incident.

I don't get it, it was working this morning, I changed nothing (in fact,
this is
the first time I logged in as root in several days and there is no outside
access to this box). I connected to it this morning to map it's shares on my
laptop and then noticed I couldn't connect to those very same shares on my

As you can see, samba is running and the port is open

[root@ziggy ~]# ps auxf | grep -e smbd -e nmbd
root  42252  0.0  0.2  7636  3704  ??  Ss    3:53PM   0:00.07
/usr/local/sbin/nmbd -D -s /usr/local/etc/smb.conf
root  42256  0.0  0.4 14616  7844  ??  Is    3:53PM   0:00.02
/usr/local/sbin/smbd -D -s /usr/local/etc/smb.conf
root  42258  0.0  0.4 14616  7776  ??  I     3:53PM   0:00.00
/usr/local/sbin/smbd -D -s /usr/local/etc/smb.conf
root  42472  0.0  0.1  3500  1248   0  S+    4:05PM   0:00.00 grep -e smbd
-e nmbd
[root@ziggy ~]# nmap -sT -p139 ziggy

Starting Nmap 5.59BETA1 ( ) at 2011-10-05 16:05 EDT
Nmap scan report for ziggy (
Host is up (0.0022s latency).
rDNS record for
139/tcp open  netbios-ssn

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.09 seconds
[root@ziggy ~]#

So I don't get what gives.

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