Samba suddenly stopped working on Ubuntu 12.04.4

Posted May 24, 2014 2.4k views
Hi I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-29-generic i686) and samba has suddenly stopped working. It's been about a week since my last login when the connection was working fine. I've tried using mount_smbfs from terminal without success and can't see anything unusual in the smb logs at /var/log/samba Just wondered if anyone else had experienced a similar problem, or had any ideas what I could try? Thanks Dan

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It probably ran out of memory and crashed. Check if it's running:
sudo ps wwaux | grep samba

If it's not, start it:
sudo start smbd

sudo start nmbd