Not able to find samba client service in Solaris 10

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Old 10-11-2013
Not able to find samba client service in Solaris 10


I am new to samba & I need to configure samba client on Solaris 10 machine where I need to mount/share window folder (Window 2008 machine is configured as samba server).

I am following below mention link to mount this window's folder.

but I am not able to find "svcadm enable smb/client" service. Please let me what need to be done to on my solaris machine(147440-01)
# 2  
Old 10-11-2013
How you start the Samba client depends on which version of Solaris 10 you have installed.

What is the output of:
# /usr/sfw/sbin/smbd -V

# 3  
Old 10-12-2013
Thank for the response fpmurphy

I am using solaris 10 having kernel level is 147440-01

Please find the output of smbd -V

bash-3.2# type smbd
smbd is /usr/sbin/smbd
bash-3.2# smbd -V
Version 3.5.8

# 4  
Old 10-12-2013
Originally Posted by sb200
I am using solaris 10 having kernel level is 147440-01
There are 12 versions of solaris 10... Check /etc/relase for version infos.
# 5  
Old 10-12-2013
If you have an /etc/init.d/samba script, you can start Samba that way
# /etc/init.d/samba start

Otherwise you could do something like:
# /usr/sfw/sbin/smbd -s /etc/sfw/smb.conf -D

assuming /etc/sfw/smb.conf is the location of your Samba configuration file.
# 6  
Old 10-14-2013
HI DukeNuke2

Please find the release date

bash-3.2# cat /etc/release
                   Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 s10s_u10wos_17b SPARC
  Copyright (c) 1983, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
                            Assembled 23 August 2011

Hi fpmurphy

There is no samba script in /etc/init.d folder & I think the command you have mention is related to starting the samba server not the samba client

More over when I am running below command I am getting error please find the output

bash-3.2# /usr/sbin/smbd -s /etc/sfw/smb.conf -D
bash-3.2# ps -ef|grep smdb
    root  4998  4918   0 21:08:38 pts/3       0:00 grep smdb
bash-3.2# mount -F smbfs //  /mnt
mount: Operation not applicable to FSType smbfs
bash-3.2# svcs -a|grep samba
disabled       21:09:59 svc:/network/samba:default

For your information


folder on window machine acting as a samba server

Please let me know how to proceed

Last edited by sb200; 10-14-2013 at 07:15 AM..
# 7  
Old 10-17-2013
First confirm that its installed. It should be as it ships with solaris 9 and 10. But just confirm it.

# pkginfo | grep samba
system      SUNWsmbac                samba - A Windows SMB/CIFS fileserver for UNIX (client)
system      SUNWsmbar                        samba - A Windows SMB/CIFS fileserver for UNIX (Root)
system      SUNWsmbau                        samba - A Windows SMB/CIFS fileserver for UNIX (Usr)

If it exist query the package information.
pkginfo -l SUNWsmbac
   PKGINST:  SUNWsmbac
      NAME:  samba - A Windows SMB/CIFS fileserver for UNIX (client)
  CATEGORY:  system
      ARCH:  i386
   VERSION:  11.10.0,REV=2005.
   BASEDIR:  /
    VENDOR:  Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      DESC:  samba - A Windows SMB/CIFS fileserver for UNIX (client)
    PSTAMP:  sfw10-patch-x20090718075958
  INSTDATE:  Feb 22 2013 08:44
   HOTLINE:  Please contact your local service provider
    STATUS:  completely installed
     FILES:        3 installed pathnames
                   3 shared pathnames
                   3 directories

you can also pkgchk to try and locate the directory.
# pkgchk -l -P samba

or even the find command.
# find / -name samba | more

Over all you want to confirm the client package is installed and find out where its located.

Last edited by Scott; 10-17-2013 at 08:09 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags
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