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I am setting up Samba on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) but the /etc/init.d/samba file is not being created. I've done this before and haven't had this problem. I uninstalled samba, samba-common, smbclient, and swat and reinstalled them but still have the same problem.


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Are you installing it using apt-get or through Synaptic? – Lester Peabody Mar 4 '12 at 1:53

Samba 3 consists of two separate daemons: smbd, handling SMB connections, and nmbd, handling NetBIOS name lookups. They have separate initscripts.

In addition, both initscripts have been converted from sysvinit to Upstart, so the correct command is start smbd, not /etc/init.d/smbd start.

(The third daemon, winbind, is in a separate package on Ubuntu.)

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