LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-15-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
neoelf
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Samba server visible on network intermittent - shares not accessible - UPDATE


Last week I posted a samba problem, and received a response. To that gentlemen...thanks. The problem wasn't in the hosts allow parameter. What I ended up doing was reinstalling samba, and uninstalling SWAT.
Nearest guess is that SWAT was inserting parameters that I didn't intend or want. In a couple of cases, SWAT refused parameter changes when attempting to commit.
Point is, is anyone aware of this or other problems with SWAT? Reinstallation of samba and manual config of smb.conf resulted on a working share.
Are there any other SWAT issues out there??
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:34 AM   #2
rylan76
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Potchefstroom, South Africa
Distribution: Fedora 17 - 3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64
Posts: 1,477

Rep: Reputation: 87
Its the classic manual vs. "automagical" thing... you are probably right in stating that swat interfered in your parameters. I have never used swat, but have been using samba itself for four years now, across several distro versions (Fedora) and several samba versions. I have taken a look at swat, but it did look overly complicated, and I have very simple needs...

A good idea (but takes more time and effort) is to always "go for the config files" - this has always made sense to me for Linux, since direct and precise control over a config file or setting is the hallmark (for me) of the Linux way of doing things. Versus the Windows way of being trapped, most of the time, in a GUI that is overly complicated or like a blunt instrument if you want to do something small or precise...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Samba 3.0.33 - problems accessing windows domain, and shares not visible vyruz18 Linux - Networking 1 04-08-2009 03:08 PM
Samba shares only visible using IP address but not host name louie1961 Linux - Networking 5 09-28-2008 09:59 AM
Help the newbie to samba make it work. Shares are visible, connecting can not find.. Mysticle31 Linux - Networking 5 01-11-2008 12:43 AM
samba share visible not accessible vinod Linux - Security 2 02-04-2007 12:05 PM
Samba XP shares: Only first 36 folder visible in Konqueror sugna Linux - Software 1 07-04-2005 08:59 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:43 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration