Samba error: bind failed on port 137

Problem Samba will not start and is showing the following errors in the log files. Feb 6 15:27:02 server nmbd[22392]: [2013/02/06 15:27:02, 0] lib/util_sock.c:open_socket_in(822) Feb 6 15:27:02 server nmbd[22392]: bind failed on port 137 socket_addr = 172.16.203.142. Feb 6 15:27:02 server nmbd[22392]: Error = Cannot assign requested address Feb 6 …

Samba hide Office temp files

When working on Office documents like Word, Excel they create a temporary file when they are being worked on. This can sometimes confuse people working on SAMBA shares. See example These temp files will begin with a tilde (~) There is an option in SAMBA to hide certain files with a wildcard. Simply add …