Starting up Samba Server @ startup

Posted on 2003-03-18
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I just got the Samba server working on my new Linux SuSe 8.1, but there's one little problem.
Can the Samba Server be started when the computer boots?
Is their an option that has to be changed or should I use some kind of script (like a batch-file in Windows) which makes the SambaServer run @startup?

Hoping on a positive response.
Question by:Soultiller
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NStar1976 earned 75 total points
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Look in your /etc/inittab, there should be a line like this:


the "3" is the default runlevel (may be 5). then you have to do the following symlink:

ln -s /etc/init.d/smb /etc/rc3.d/S99smb

assuming that your default init level is 3 and you want the smb daemon starting with cardinality 99.


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I think this will get me going, but can you plz explain me what is cardinality, maybe I know what it is but don't know the proper name?

Hoping on a positive response

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I think this will get me going, but can you plz explain me what is cardinality, maybe I know what it is but don't know the proper name?

Hoping on a positive response
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"cardinality" is the order in which processes are started and stopped.
It doesn't really matter for samba, as samba is not *really* dependant on other processes to be started before it can start.

There is a much easier way to manage your services:

type setup at a prompt, and go to system services.

All the services you want to start at boot must have tick marks next to them.

Usually the daemon names listed there correlate with the package name, but for instane, SAMBA service is started by the smb daemon...

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