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Samba 3.5 on dual-stack Linux systems

It seems that Samba 3.5 has problems binding it's socket when running on dual-stack Linux systems. This is what I am seeing in log.smbd, right after starting Samba:

[2011/11/30 18:42:18, 0] smbd/server.c:1141(main)
smbd version 3.5.11 started.
Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2010
[2011/11/30 18:42:20.269303, 0] smbd/server.c:501(smbd_open_one_socket)
smbd_open_once_socket: open_socket_in: Address already in use
[2011/11/30 18:42:20.269350, 0] smbd/server.c:501(smbd_open_one_socket)
smbd_open_once_socket: open_socket_in: Address already in use

I am seeing this on at least 3 different Linux distributions:

  • CentOS 6.0 x86_64, samba-3.5.4-68.el6_0.2.x86_64
  • Gentoo 10.0 x86_64, net-fs/samba-3.5.11

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Samba + CUPS + printing from Windows machine

Recently I have been migrating a Samba PDC and BDC from RHEL 4 to SLES 10 SP1. Everything went pretty well, until I started configuring the printers on the new Samba servers.

I took over both the CUPS and Samba configs, but somehow this wasn't enough for the printers to work. Both the Oce 3165 printers always printed a "Logical error" page instead of the document(s) or test page sent to the printer. After some digging, it turned out I could fix the problem by adding one simple line to the Samba configuration file:

cups options = raw

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