I've tried a lot of things and I am at the end of my wits here. I ask humbly for help.
smbd daemon refuses to start
sudo service samba restart
Stopping Samba daemons: nmbd smbd. Starting Samba daemons: nmbd smbd.
Everything seems fine but
service samba status shows
nmbd is running. could not access PID file for smbd ... failed!
pgrep -l mbdshow that only
nmbdprocess is running
I have no firewall setup
testparm -s /etc/samba/smb.confshow that everything is ok
Loaded services file OK
network is up and everything (I can ping google at least) f
I even reinstalled samba , rebooted my computer
It used to work, now it does not
The only changes that I recall that I made since
I installed nfs (it cannot be that, at work nfs and samba are working with no problem)
I change the router ip address and dhcp address range (from 192.168.0.XXX to 192.168.1.XXX)
and setup static ip address to the linux (debian) running samba (192.168.1.102)
/var/log/samba/* logs are showing nothing, literaly no new line.