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Old 04-18-2006, 03:24 PM   #1
vishivishi
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I can see SAMBA shared folder in XP but can't access it


Hey there,

I've installed samba service on the linux box (Mandriva 2006) and while I can see it from windows xp, I can't access it. I dont get any messages or error notice but just a login window keeps coming back.

I have no problems connecting to the internet from my XP box thru the linux box or thru SSH tunneling.

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1)
# Date: 2006/04/18 13:56:39

[global]
server string = Samba Server %v
interfaces = 192.168.1.105, 10.0.0.1
map to guest = Bad User
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
printcap cache time = 60
printcap name = cups
dns proxy = No

[printers]
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
create mask = 0700
guest ok = Yes
printable = Yes
print command = lpr-cups -P %p -o raw %s -r # using client side printer drivers.
use client driver = Yes
browseable = No

[print$]
path = /var/lib/samba/printers
write list = @adm, root
inherit permissions = Yes
guest ok = Yes

[pdf-gen]
comment = PDF Generator (only valid users)
path = /var/tmp
printable = Yes
printing = bsd
print command = /usr/share/samba/scripts/print-pdf "%s" "%H" "//%L/%u" "%m" "%I" "%J" &
lpq command = /bin/true
lprm command = lprm -P'%p' %j

[homes]
comment = Home Directories
path = /home/vishi
valid users = vishi
read only = No
guest ok = Yes

Last edited by vishivishi; 04-18-2006 at 05:00 PM.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 03:58 PM   #2
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Look /var/log/samba
and see if there's some error messages.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 05:17 PM   #3
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Hello!

I figured out the problem and now it's working fine. The problem was that I was logging in the shared SAMBA folder from Windows XP where my login name is 'Administrator'. In order to connect to the shared folder on the linux machine, the login name/password you use in windows should be identical to what you are using to access the shared folder.

Last edited by vishivishi; 04-18-2006 at 10:37 PM.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 03:15 AM   #4
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Yeap. That's right. Did you look /var/log/samba.log ? There should be some error messages.
It speeds up debugging / fixing prosess.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 11:43 PM   #5
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thanks i appreciate your input
 
Old 08-27-2006, 07:33 PM   #6
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i have the same problem on my FC5 where i can see the shared folder on my linux machine but unable to access them

in XP i can see the shared folder on my FC5 but when i double click on it it says "\myseng\i is not accessible, you might not have permission to access this folder"

the following are my smb.conf
Code:
# This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
# smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
# here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options (perhaps too
# many!) most of which are not shown in this example
#
# Any line which starts with a ; (semi-colon) or a # (hash)
# is a comment and is ignored. In this example we will use a #
# for commentry and a ; for parts of the config file that you
# may wish to enable
#
# NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command "testparm"
# to check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors.
#
#======================= Global Settings =====================================
[global]

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
workgroup = MSHOME

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
server string = laiseng smb server

# This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
# connections to machines which are on your local network. The
# following example restricts access to two C class networks and
# the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
# the smb.conf man page
;   hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.2. 127.
hosts allow = 192.168.0.
# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
printcap name = /etc/printcap

# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx
;   printing = cups

# This option tells cups that the data has already been rasterized
cups options = raw

# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to /etc/passwd
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used
;  guest account = pcguest

# this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
# all log information in one file
#   log file = /var/log/samba/log.smbd

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
max log size = 50

# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
security = user
# Use password server option only with security = server
;   password server = <NT-Server-Name>

# Password Level allows matching of _n_ characters of the password for
# all combinations of upper and lower case.
;  password level = 8
;  username level = 8

# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
;  encrypt passwords = yes
;  smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

# The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to
# update the Linux system password also.
# NOTE: Use these with 'encrypt passwords' and 'smb passwd file' above.
# NOTE2: You do NOT need these to allow workstations to change only
#        the encrypted SMB passwords. They allow the Unix password
#        to be kept in sync with the SMB password.
;  unix password sync = Yes
;  passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
;  passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*

# Unix users can map to different SMB User names
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration
# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name
# of the machine that is connecting
;   include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192 

# Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them
# here. See the man page for details.
;   interfaces = 192.168.12.2/24 192.168.13.2/24

# Configure remote browse list synchronisation here
#  request announcement to, or browse list sync from:
#	a specific host or from / to a whole subnet (see below)
;   remote browse sync = 192.168.3.25 192.168.5.255
# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here
;   remote announce = 192.168.1.255 192.168.2.44

# Browser Control Options:
# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
;   local master = no

# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
;   os level = 33

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
;   domain master = yes

# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
;   preferred master = yes

# Enable this if you want Samba to be a domain logon server for
# Windows95 workstations.
;   domain logons = yes

# if you enable domain logons then you may want a per-machine or
# per user logon script
# run a specific logon batch file per workstation (machine)
;   logon script = %m.bat
# run a specific logon batch file per username
;   logon script = %U.bat

# Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT)
#        %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username
#        You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below
;   logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U

# All NetBIOS names must be resolved to IP Addresses
# 'Name Resolve Order' allows the named resolution mechanism to be specified
# the default order is "host lmhosts wins bcast". "host" means use the unix
# system gethostbyname() function call that will use either /etc/hosts OR
# DNS or NIS depending on the settings of /etc/host.config, /etc/nsswitch.conf
# and the /etc/resolv.conf file. "host" therefore is system configuration
# dependant. This parameter is most often of use to prevent DNS lookups
# in order to resolve NetBIOS names to IP Addresses. Use with care!
# The example below excludes use of name resolution for machines that are NOT
# on the local network segment
# - OR - are not deliberately to be known via lmhosts or via WINS.
; name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
;   wins support = yes

# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
#	Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
;   wins server = w.x.y.z

# WINS Proxy - Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
# behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
# at least one	WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
;   wins proxy = yes

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
dns proxy = no
restrict anonymous = no
domain master = no
preferred master = no
max protocol = NT
ldap ssl = No
server signing = Auto
acl compatibility = winnt
map to guest = Bad User
guest account = laiseng
guest ok = yes

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
; [netlogon]
;   comment = Network Logon Service
;   path = /home/netlogon
;   guest ok = yes
;   writable = no
;   share modes = no


# Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
# the default is to use the user's home directory
;[Profiles]
;    path = /home/profiles
;    browseable = no
;    guest ok = yes


# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to
# specifically define each individual printer
[printers]
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba/
browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
guest ok = yes
printable = yes

[h]
case sensitive = no
msdfs proxy = no
path = /mnt/h/
strict locking = no
username = laiseng
write list = laiseng
read only = no
force user = laiseng
force group = laiseng
hosts allow = 192.168.0.8

[i]
case sensitive = no
msdfs proxy = no
path = /mnt/i/
strict locking = no
force user = laiseng
force group = laiseng
write list = laiseng
read only = no
hosts allow = 192.168.0.8
i've checked /var/log/smbd.log i got this error everytime i access my FC5 the folder on the window side.
[2006/08/28 08:20:01, 0] lib/util_sock.c:get_peer_addr(1229)
getpeername failed. Error was Transport endpoint is not connected

i seems to fix this from the guide at http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba...il/084048.html by running

iptables -I INPUT 1 -p tcp --dport 445 -j DROP

but still i cant access the shared folder on window side
 
Old 08-30-2006, 01:13 AM   #7
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First of all.
Disabling port 445 isn't the answer.

Last edited by pslave; 08-30-2006 at 01:24 AM.
 
  


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