The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 7060
nmbd does not start if no network interfaces up
Last modified: 2010-01-26 01:44:10 UTC
Current linux distros (Fedora 12 for e.g.) can start nmbd before the network interfaces are configured. Currently, nmbd will exit if no interfaces are configured. It would be very helpful if it stayed up and added/removed interfaces as they became available.