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Alternative: Starting smbd as a Daemon

To start the server as a daemon, you should create a script something like this one, perhaps calling it startsmb.

#!/bin/sh
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd -D 
/usr/local/samba/sbin/winbindd -B
/usr/local/samba/sbin/nmbd -D 

Make it executable with chmod +x startsmb .

You can then run startsmb by hand or execute it from /etc/rc.local.

To kill it, send a kill signal to the processes nmbd and smbd.

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