Samba service failed to start with error `open_sockets_smbd: No sockets available to bind to.`

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Issue

  • Unable to start samba service, seeing below error in /var/log/messages,
Nov 13 09:51:45 test smbd[4404]: [2019/11/13 09:51:45.506976,  0] ../source3/smbd/server.c:1262(open_sockets_smbd)
Nov 13 09:51:45 test smbd[4404]:  open_sockets_smbd: No sockets available to bind to.
Nov 13 09:51:45 test smbd[4404]: [2019/11/13 09:51:45.507690,  0] ../source3/lib/util.c:815(smb_panic_s3)
Nov 13 09:51:45 test smbd[4404]:  PANIC (pid 4404): open_sockets_smbd() failed

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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