[FreeBSD] Samba does not start after updating to 3.5.14

After I updated my Samba to 3.5.14 on my FreeBSD box today, it stopped working. I couldn’t connect to the Samba server from my Windows clients. Initially, I thought it was the memory cache issues, and I thought the problem would be solved by rebooting both machines. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. Therefore, I accessed to the server and check the cause of the problem.

First, I found that Samba was not evening running.

ps -ax | grep smb

So I started the Samba service manually:

sudo /usr/local/etc/rc.d/samba start

And it returned me the following message:

Cannot 'start' samba. Set winbindd_enable to YES in /etc/rc.conf or use 'onestart' instead of 'start'.

Oh that was easy. All I need to do was to modify my rc.conf:

#Samba service

And then I started the Samba again:

sudo /usr/local/etc/rc.d/samba start

Yay, Samba is up and running again!


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