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Re: mc starts after 60 second delay (fwd)

Subject: Re: mc starts after 60 second delay fwd
From: Pavel Tsekov
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 15:44:49 +0300 EEST
On Fri, 15 Sep 2006, Lindy Mayfield wrote:

> Thanks very much!  That cured it.
> I had the line --
> interfaces = lo, vmnet1
> in my smb.conf file because I was testing some things with VMWare
> Server.  What is interesting is that I have the same interfaces
> directive in my smb.conf file on a Centos 4.1 system and mc has no
> problems there.  Probably there is an updated library somewhere for
> that issue.

No. Most likely on the other machine you have MC which does not
have samba code built-in.

> On 9/15/06, Pavel Tsekov <[email protected]> wrote:
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 00:30:16 +0300
>>> From: Lindy Mayfield
>>> To: Pavel Tsekov
>>> Subject: Re: mc starts after 60 second delay
>>> Yes, as a matter of fact I've recently installed samba.
>>> why?  What are you thinking?
>>> This is Ubuntu but on another system I have Centos4.1 where I've also
>>> installed samba and mc works fine there.
>>> what about samba could be doing this?  how could I test it?  shut down 
>>> samba?
>> MC has support for samba. If samba support is enabled, MC will
>> read the global samba configuration file at startup. Unfortunately
>> the samba code that MC uses is a bit outdated and doesn't know of
>> certain changes made to the directives in the samba configuration
>> file. The "interfaces" directive is the one that we are interested
>> in - now it allows network interface names  (like eth0, wlan0, etc),
>> but it didn't in the past. Not  knowing this the samba code in MC
>> tries to resolve the interface name as if it was a host name.
>> Now, if you computer is not connected to the internet and
>> the "interfaces" directive in your configuration file does
>> contain a network interface name then MC will hang. To
>> workaround the hang you could comment out the directive,
>> or change its value so that it will contain an ip/mask
>> pair(s).
>> I hope that helps.
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