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Old 07-13-2003, 05:26 AM   #1
TrashCanMan
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Angry Samba Hell


Hi guys, first post - be gentle!

I've been using Mandrake 9.1 for about ten days now, and have been blown away by the configurability and power of Linux - and that's why I decided to re-instate my 3 machine network and quit using windows XP on my swanky PC. My other PCs run Win98, and reading up on the subject of Win-Lin networking, I've been trying to configure SAMBA, but to no avail - My Win98 PCs do not even register the existence of my Linux machine on the network. I've setup password files, user accounts (checked case because I know Linux is case sensitive), been on three noob sites and done everything they mention. PINGs come back with "Unknown host" returns.

I'm running Mandrake 9,1 with shorewall (set to ALLOW 192.168.), using realtek fast NICs with a net-lynx switch.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My SAMBA dump:

[global]
coding system =
client code page = 850
code page directory = /var/lib/samba/codepages
workgroup = LINSERVE
netbios name = SAMBA
netbios aliases =
netbios scope =
server string = Samba 2.2.7a-security-rollup-fix
interfaces =
bind interfaces only = No
security = USER
encrypt passwords = Yes
update encrypted = No
allow trusted domains = Yes
hosts equiv =
min passwd length = 5
map to guest = Never
null passwords = No
obey pam restrictions = No
password server =
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
root directory =
pam password change = No
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd
passwd chat = *new*password* %n\n *new*password* %n\n *changed*
passwd chat debug = No
username map =
password level = 0
username level = 0
unix password sync = No
restrict anonymous = No
lanman auth = Yes
use rhosts = No
admin log = No
log level = 0
syslog = 1
syslog only = No
log file =
max log size = 5000
timestamp logs = Yes
debug hires timestamp = No
debug pid = No
debug uid = No
protocol = NT1
large readwrite = Yes
max protocol = NT1
min protocol = CORE
read bmpx = No
read raw = Yes
write raw = Yes
nt smb support = Yes
nt pipe support = Yes
nt status support = Yes
announce version = 4.9
announce as = NT
max mux = 50
max xmit = 16644
name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast
max ttl = 259200
max wins ttl = 518400
min wins ttl = 21600
time server = No
unix extensions = No
change notify timeout = 60
deadtime = 0
getwd cache = Yes
keepalive = 300
lpq cache time = 10
max smbd processes = 0
max disk size = 0
max open files = 10000
name cache timeout = 660
read size = 16384
socket options = TCP_NODELAY
stat cache size = 50
use mmap = Yes
total print jobs = 0
load printers = Yes
printcap name = /etc/printcap
disable spoolss = No
enumports command =
addprinter command =
deleteprinter command =
show add printer wizard = Yes
os2 driver map =
strip dot = No
mangling method = hash
character set =
mangled stack = 50
stat cache = Yes
domain admin group =
domain guest group =
machine password timeout = 604800
add user script =
delete user script =
logon script =
logon path = \\%N\%U\profile
logon drive =
logon home = \\%N\%U
domain logons = No
os level = 20
lm announce = Auto
lm interval = 60
preferred master = Auto
local master = Yes
domain master = Auto
browse list = Yes
enhanced browsing = Yes
dns proxy = Yes
wins proxy = No
wins server =
wins support = No
wins hook =
kernel oplocks = Yes
lock spin count = 3
lock spin time = 10
oplock break wait time = 0
add share command =
change share command =
delete share command =
config file =
preload =
lock dir = /var/cache/samba
pid directory = /var/run/samba
utmp directory =
wtmp directory =
utmp = No
default service =
message command =
dfree command =
valid chars =
remote announce =
remote browse sync =
socket address = 0.0.0.0
homedir map = auto.home
time offset = 0
NIS homedir = No
source environment =
panic action =
hide local users = No
host msdfs = No
winbind uid =
winbind gid =
template homedir = /home/%D/%U
template shell = /bin/false
winbind separator = \
winbind cache time = 15
winbind enum users = Yes
winbind enum groups = Yes
winbind use default domain = No
comment =
path =
alternate permissions = No
username =
guest account = nobody
invalid users =
valid users =
admin users =
read list =
write list =
printer admin =
force user =
force group =
read only = Yes
create mask = 0744
force create mode = 00
security mask = 0777
force security mode = 00
directory mask = 0755
force directory mode = 00
directory security mask = 0777
force directory security mode = 00
force unknown acl user = 00
inherit permissions = No
inherit acls = No
guest only = No
guest ok = No
only user = No
hosts allow =
hosts deny =
status = Yes
nt acl support = Yes
profile acls = No
block size = 1024
max connections = 0
min print space = 0
strict allocate = No
strict sync = No
sync always = No
use sendfile = No
write cache size = 0
max print jobs = 1000
printable = No
postscript = No
printing = bsd
print command = lpr -r -P%p %s
lpq command = lpq -P%p
lprm command = lprm -P%p %j
lppause command =
lpresume command =
queuepause command =
queueresume command =
printer name =
use client driver = No
default devmode = No
printer driver =
printer driver file = /etc/samba/printers.def
printer driver location =
default case = lower
case sensitive = No
preserve case = Yes
short preserve case = Yes
mangle case = No
mangling char = ~
hide dot files = Yes
hide unreadable = No
delete veto files = No
veto files =
hide files =
veto oplock files =
map system = No
map hidden = No
map archive = Yes
mangled names = Yes
mangled map =
browseable = Yes
blocking locks = Yes
csc policy = manual
fake oplocks = No
locking = Yes
oplocks = Yes
level2 oplocks = Yes
oplock contention limit = 2
posix locking = Yes
strict locking = No
share modes = Yes
copy =
include =
exec =
preexec close = No
postexec =
root preexec =
root preexec close = No
root postexec =
available = Yes
volume =
fstype = NTFS
set directory = No
wide links = Yes
follow symlinks = Yes
dont descend =
magic script =
magic output =
delete readonly = No
dos filemode = No
dos filetimes = No
dos filetime resolution = No
fake directory create times = No
vfs object =
vfs options =
msdfs root = No

[homes]
read only = No
browseable = No

[music]
path = /data/mp3
write list = matt, Nasan

[everyone]
path = /data/everyone
read only = No

[apps]
path = /data/apps
valid users = @admins, root
write list = @admins, root


Regards

Matt

Last edited by TrashCanMan; 07-13-2003 at 05:39 AM.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 08:59 AM   #2
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TrashCanMan,

Quote:
Hi guys, first post - be gentle!
Welcome to the forum.

First things first. The ability to ping other hosts is a networking issue not a Samba issue. Samba relies on the availability of a working network environment. You will need to fix the networking issues before you can get Samba to work.

If you can ping by I.P. address then your network is okay. If you cannot ping by hostname then that is a DNS issue and we can get Samba to work without DNS.


Secondly, there is a lot of unnecessary stuff in your smb.conf file. It will be very hard to trouble shoot it. I have attached links to two tutorials that are quite good. I have used them to set up several Samba networks. Please start with the one from IBM. They work with Samba 2.x which is the one that comes with Mandrake 9.1.

Backup the current smb.conf file and follow the tutorials step by step. Let me know if you have any questions.

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/esdd/tu...mba/index.html


http://networking.earthweb.com/netos...le.php/1144701

http://networking.earthweb.com/netos...le.php/1151091


Remember to include the

domain logons = yes

command in your smb.conf file. This is required for Windows 2000/XP logons even though the literature suggests otherwise.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 01:22 PM   #3
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You're absolutely right. It's a network problem, not samba. I can discount the hardware, as it was working with Windows. I'll investigate the network right away. Thanks for your help!
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:33 PM   #4
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I had a problem in MDK 9.1 also. I had trouble with the msec program resetting file permissions all the time, so I killed it (the machine is on a protected network.) The other problem was the shorewall firewall config, after I hammered out those probs, everything worked. You may check those two things also.
 
  


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