this is a forwarded bug from Debian (see http://bugs.debian.org/428618)
smbd can fail to start if the "bind interfaces only" option has been
enabled, and "interfaces" is set to an interface that isn't enumerated
by samba due to a 128 MAX_INTERFACES limit.
# rm -f /var/log/samba/log.smbd
# smbd -d 10
# grep interfaces /etc/samba/smb.conf
interfaces = 10.0.0.0/8
bind interfaces only = true
# grep "added interface" /var/log/samba/log.smbd | wc -l
# grep 10.0.0.0 /var/log/samba/log.smbd
doing parameter interfaces = 10.0.0.0/8
Can't determine ip for broadcast address 10.0.0.0/8
In the full log, the 128 "added interface" messages are for IP addresses
on interface br0. As br0 has more than 128 IP addresses, the IP
addresses on eth0 (the 10.0.0.0/8 network) aren't enumerated.
source/include/interfaces.h:#define MAX_INTERFACES 128
This could be raised but there maybe a better solution for users with the need of many interfaces?
Checked in a fix to master with bbbf9f13add129. Jeremy, please review, merge for 3.4 and then close this bug. I don't think we should put this into 3.3.
Obvious goodness - thanks ! Merged to 3.4.