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Old 02-08-2009, 04:25 AM   #1
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Lenny samba - Windows PC's can't see Debian.


I went ahead and installed Debian lenny, got my Nvidia drivers installed.

I copied my smb.conf file from my Etch install to my Lenny install and none of my Windows PC's can see Lenny.

Shouldn't this work? What should I do to troubleshoot this problem?

Here is my smb.conf file:
Code:
#======================= Global Settings =======================

[global]

   workgroup = WORKGROUP
   server string = %h server
   dns proxy = no
;   name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast
#   hosts allow 172.23.23.0/255.255.255.0   # why is this needed? more research.

#### Networking ####                        # research this!
;   interfaces = 127.0.0.0/8 eth0
;   bind interfaces only = true

#### Debugging/Accounting ####
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   max log size = 1000
;   syslog only = no
   syslog = 0

# Do something sensible when Samba crashes: mail the admin a backtrace
   panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

####### Authentication #######

    #security = share                       # look this up!
   security = user
   encrypt passwords = true


    client ntlmv auth = yes


# If you are using encrypted passwords, Samba will need to know what
# password database type you are using.  
   passdb backend = tdbsam
   obey pam restrictions = yes


;   guest account = nobody
;   invalid users = root
;   unix password sync = no
   passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
   passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
;   pam password change = no



########## Printing ##########
   load printers = yes
   printing = cups
   printcap name = cups
;   printer admin = @ntadmin

############ Misc ############
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY

############ Share Definitions ############ 

[homes]
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = yes
   writable = yes
   directory mask = 0700
   valid users = %S

[printers]
   comment = All Printers
   browseable = yes
   path = /var/spool/samba
   printable = yes
   public = no
   writable = no
   create mode = 0700

[print$]
# Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable printer drivers.
   comment = Printer Drivers
   path = /var/lib/samba/printers
   browseable = yes
   read only = yes
   guest ok = no

[WEB]
    path = /var/www
    browseable = yes
    writeable = yes
    admin users = jon
 
Old 02-08-2009, 06:16 AM   #2
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Are the services running? Try a '/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb restart' That should stop ( if they are running ) and start them up.

Also, make sure you can ping from the clients to the server. Did you set up a /etc/hosts file?
 
Old 02-08-2009, 12:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input but still a no go.

I actually used: /etc/init.d/samba restart

But even if that were wrong I have also rebooted!

All machines can ping all other others and the gateway.

You asked if i set up a /etc/hosts file. Do you mean /etc/hosts.allow?
The only difference is in Lenny I have NOT disabled ip v6. Well, and my hostnames are different!

I checked my host.allow file in Etch and it doesn't have any entries in it. I could have sworn that I had to add all my lan ip's to this file!
I have tried listing all the ip's of all systems on my lan in /etc/hosts.allow and leaving it blank with no effect. I cannot even see the Debian-Lenny through Win2k, XP, or Vista. Although when I reboot into Debian-Etch I can read and write to my Debian shares!

I would assume that since I cannot even see my Debian machine on the lan than it is a samba configuration error on my part but I have no idea how to fix it.

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 02-08-2009, 01:03 PM   #4
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You asked if i set up a /etc/hosts file.
No, have a look at the hosts file. It is a listing of host IP addresses, and names. Here is a sample entry from mine.

Quote:
cat /etc/hosts
192.168.1.22 presto
192.168.1.30 peigi-pc
192.168.1.23 snail
192.168.1.21 sluggy
192.168.1.15 presto_2
Samba uses names, so I'm not sure how samba finds the IP address of a host if you don't define it.

The file exists on windoze, all versions too. It has to do with looking up the hosts on your local lan, or any where for that matter. I use static IP addresses. For that laptops that come and go I allow DHCP, but in the router I find out the MAC address, and then set up a table so one MAC always gets the same IP address. This way there are no moving targets...

Host.allow is another thing. No problem adding what you have done. What have you got in hosts.deny ?
 
Old 02-08-2009, 01:37 PM   #5
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My hosts.deny is empty.

I have added all pc's to to the hosts file and restarted samba, but still cannot browse the Lenny pc.

I also use my router to assign ip addresses by MAC address.

What else is left to try?

Thank you for your help.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 06:15 PM   #6
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The only other thing I can think of, is to add this line to the global section, and restart samba.

Quote:
wins support = Yes
This usually helps making things seen in the network faster.

Quote:
I have added all pc's to to the hosts file and restarted samba, but still cannot browse the Lenny pc.
Do you have a hosts file on each windoze system updated with the IP address of the samba server?

Last edited by camorri; 02-08-2009 at 06:19 PM.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 08:40 PM   #7
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Added wins support option to global smb.conf.
Windows hosts files updated to include ip address of samba server still nothing.

I finally found part of the problem: /var/log/samba/log.nmbd
Quote:
nmbd/nmbd_nameregister.c:register_name(483)
register_name: NetBIOS name DEBIAN-LENNY-A320N is too long.
So I changed it to: Debian-Lenny.

Now, I can see the share from vista but it tells me "logon unsuccessful". All pc's have the same user names and passwords. So I tried smbpasswd again and it works! The only thing I can think of is I typo'd twice entering my password the first time.

Thanks for all your help. It is much appreciated!
 
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Happy to hear you have had success.
 
  


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