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Old 04-01-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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XBMC Samba The connection was refused


I can see the folder on XBMC through Samba but when I click on it says The connection was refused when I access the folder on Windows Vista it gives me this

\\CHEETAHMAN is not accessible. You might not have premission to use this network resource. Contact the adminstrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The account is not authorized to log in from this station.

Here is my smb.conf

#
# Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.
#
#
# 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 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 commentary 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]

## Browsing/Identification ###

# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
workgroup = workgroup

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
server string = CHEETAHMAN

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable its WINS Server
; wins support = no

# 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

# This will prevent nmbd to search for NetBIOS names through DNS.
dns proxy = no

# What naming service and in what order should we use to resolve host names
# to IP addresses
; name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast

#### Networking ####

# The specific set of interfaces / networks to bind to
# This can be either the interface name or an IP address/netmask;
# interface names are normally preferred
; interfaces = 127.0.0.0/8 eth0 eth1

# Only bind to the named interfaces and/or networks; you must use the
# 'interfaces' option above to use this.
# It is recommended that you enable this feature if your Samba machine is
# not protected by a firewall or is a firewall itself. However, this
# option cannot handle dynamic or non-broadcast interfaces correctly.
; bind interfaces only = true



#### Debugging/Accounting ####

# This tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
max log size = 1000

# If you want Samba to only log through syslog then set the following
# parameter to 'yes'.
; syslog only = no

# We want Samba to log a minimum amount of information to syslog. Everything
# should go to /var/log/samba/log.{smbd,nmbd} instead. If you want to log
# through syslog you should set the following parameter to something higher.
syslog = 0

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


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

# "security = user" is always a good idea. This will require a Unix account
# in this server for every user accessing the server. See
# /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/Samba3-HOWTO/ServerType.html
# in the samba-doc package for details.
security = user

# You may wish to use password encryption. See the section on
# 'encrypt passwords' in the smb.conf(5) manpage before enabling.
encrypt passwords = no

# 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 = cheetahman
invalid users = root

# This boolean parameter controls whether Samba attempts to sync the Unix
# password with the SMB password when the encrypted SMB password in the
# passdb is changed.
; unix password sync = no

# For Unix password sync to work on a Debian GNU/Linux system, the following
# parameters must be set (thanks to Ian Kahan <<kahan@informatik.tu-muenchen.de> for
# sending the correct chat script for the passwd program in Debian Sarge).
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *passwd:*password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .

# This boolean controls whether PAM will be used for password changes
# when requested by an SMB client instead of the program listed in
# 'passwd program'. The default is 'no'.
; pam password change = no

########## Domains ###########

# Is this machine able to authenticate users. Both PDC and BDC
# must have this setting enabled. If you are the BDC you must
# change the 'domain master' setting to no
#
; domain logons = yes
#
# The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set
# It specifies the location of the user's profile directory
# from the client point of view)
# The following required a [profiles] share to be setup on the
# samba server (see below)
; logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U
# Another common choice is storing the profile in the user's home directory
; logon path = \\%n\%u\profile

# The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set
# It specifies the location of a user's home directory (from the client
# point of view)
; logon drive = H:
; logon home = \\%n\%u

# The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set
# It specifies the script to run during logon. The script must be stored
# in the [netlogon] share
# NOTE: Must be store in 'DOS' file format convention
; logon script = logon.cmd

# This allows Unix users to be created on the domain controller via the SAMR
# RPC pipe. The example command creates a user account with a disabled Unix
# password; please adapt to your needs
; add user script = /usr/sbin/adduser --quiet --disabled-password --gecos "" %u

########## Printing ##########

# If you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
; load printers = yes

# lpr(ng) printing. You may wish to override the location of the
# printcap file
; printing = bsd
; printcap name = /etc/printcap

# CUPS printing. See also the cupsaddsmb( manpage in the
# cupsys-client package.
; printcap name = cups

# When using [print$], root is implicitly a 'printer admin', but you can
# also give this right to other users to add drivers and set printer
# properties
; printer admin = @lpadmin


############ Misc ############

# 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 = /home/samba/etc/smb.conf.%m

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See smb.conf(5) and /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/Samba3-HOWTO/speed.html
# for details
# You may want to add the following on a Linux system:
# SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
; socket options = tcp_nodelay

# The following parameter is useful only if you have the linpopup package
# installed. The samba maintainer and the linpopup maintainer are
# working to ease installation and configuration of linpopup and samba.
; message command = /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm %s' &

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. If this
# machine will be configured as a BDC (a secondary logon server), you
# must set this to 'no'; otherwise, the default behavior is recommended.
; domain master = auto
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
guest ok = yes
; guest ok = yes

# Some defaults for winbind (make sure you're not using the ranges
# for something else.)
; idmap uid = 10000-20000
; idmap gid = 10000-20000
; template shell = /bin/bash
;
; The following was the default behaviour in sarge
; but samba upstream reverted the default because it might induce
; performance issues in large organizations
; See #368251 for some of the consequences of *not* having
; this setting and smb.conf(5) for all details
;
; winbind enum groups = yes
; winbind enum users = yes

#======================= Share Definitions =======================

# Un-comment the following (and tweak the other settings below to suit)
# to enable the default home directory shares. This will share each
# user's home directory as \\server\username
;[homes]
; comment = Home Directories
; browseable = yes

# By default, \\server\username shares can be connected to by anyone
# with access to the samba server. Un-comment the following parameter
# to make sure that only "username" can connect to \\server\username
# This might need tweaking when using external authentication schemes
; valid users = %S

# By default, the home directories are exported read-only. Change next
# parameter to 'yes' if you want to be able to write to them.
; writable = yes

# File creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to
# create files with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.
; create mask = 0775

# Directory creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to
# create dirs. with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.
; directory mask = 0775

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
# (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)
;[netlogon]
; comment = Network Logon Service
; path = /home/samba/netlogon
; guest ok = yes
; writable = yes
; share modes = no

# Un-comment the following and create the profiles directory to store
# users profiles (see the "logon path" option above)
# (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)
# The path below should be writable by all users so that their
# profile directory may be created the first time they log on
;[profiles]
; comment = Users profiles
; path = /home/samba/profiles
; guest ok = yes
; browseable = yes
; create mask = 0600
; directory mask = 0700

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

# Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable
# printer drivers

[My Book]
path = /media/My Book
writeable = yes
; browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
 
Old 04-01-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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Make sure you use the same WORKGROUP. Also, I don't see that share defined in your smb.conf file. It would be more readable if you were to post config file entries in [ code ] blocks. Also, you can edit out the esoteric parts that are entirely commented out.

Make sure that you use the smbpasswd program to add the windows user & password to the samba database. ( This assumes you aren't using a different password backend. )

Also check that both ports 139 and 445 are open.
 
Old 04-01-2008, 11:18 PM   #3
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Make sure you use the same WORKGROUP. Also, I don't see that share defined in your smb.conf file. It would be more readable if you were to post config file entries in [ code ] blocks. Also, you can edit out the esoteric parts that are entirely commented out.

Make sure that you use the smbpasswd program to add the windows user & password to the samba database. ( This assumes you aren't using a different password backend. )

Also check that both ports 139 and 445 are open.
They are in the same WORKGROUP and to remove to mean # next to it for smbpasswd would I use xbox for user and xbox for password.

Works by disabling firestarter how can I make so firestarter is on with it

New Config

[global]
workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = CHEETAHMAN
; wins support = yes
; wins server = w.x.y.z
dns proxy = no
; name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast
; interfaces = 127.0.0.0/8 eth0 eth1
; bind interfaces only = true
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
; syslog only = no
syslog = 0
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
security = user
encrypt passwords = no
passdb backend = tdbsam
obey pam restrictions = yes
guest account = cheetahman
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 *passwd:*password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
; pam password change = no
domain logons = yes
; logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U
; logon path = \\%n\%u\profile
logon drive = H:
; logon home = \\%n\%u
logon script = logon.cmd
; add user script = /usr/sbin/adduser --quiet --disabled-password --gecos "" %u
load printers = yes
; printing = bsd
; printcap name = /etc/printcap
; printcap name = cups
; printer admin = @lpadmin
; include = /home/samba/etc/smb.conf.%m
; socket options = tcp_nodelay
; message command = /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm %s' &
; domain master = auto
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
guest ok = yes
; idmap uid = 10000-20000
; idmap gid = 10000-20000
; template shell = /bin/bash
; winbind enum groups = yes
; winbind enum users = yes
;[homes]
; comment = Home Directories
; browseable = yes
; valid users = %S
; writable = yes
; create mask = 0775
; directory mask = 0775
;[netlogon]
; comment = Network Logon Service
; path = /home/samba/netlogon
; guest ok = yes
; writable = yes
; share modes = no
;[profiles]
; comment = Users profiles
; path = /home/samba/profiles
; guest ok = yes
; browseable = yes
; create mask = 0600
; directory mask = 0700
[printers]
comment = All Printers
browseable = no
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = yes
; public = no
; writable = No
create mode = 0700

Last edited by cheetahman; 04-01-2008 at 11:32 PM. Reason: Firestarter
 
Old 04-04-2008, 06:52 AM   #4
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I don't see a share defined in your latest smb.conf file.

Here is an example of a globally accessible share:
Code:
[wildswede]
        path = /srv/samba
        guest ok = Yes
        read only = No
guest account = cheetahman
I wouldn't use this. If your username is cheetahman, then you can create a private share if that is what you want.
I would recommend this (in the [global] section instead:
Code:
        map to guest = Bad User
If you aren't running a domain controller comment out this line:
domain logons = yes

Do you really want to use this? How many users do you have. This is a database file rather than a flat file like smbpasswd. There is a particular program to add users/passwords to this database, but usually that is done in a script that is included in smb.conf. You are making your config too complicated.
passdb backend = tdbsam

Also, determine which ports your samba computer's firewall has open. It sounds like you have the samba ports closed. The firestarter program will probably allow you to open samba ports by name. The ports 139 & 445 are the ones I have open.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 02:17 PM   #5
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I don't see a share defined in your latest smb.conf file.

Here is an example of a globally accessible share:
Code:
[wildswede]
        path = /srv/samba
        guest ok = Yes
        read only = No
guest account = cheetahman
I wouldn't use this. If your username is cheetahman, then you can create a private share if that is what you want.
I would recommend this (in the [global] section instead:
Code:
        map to guest = Bad User
If you aren't running a domain controller comment out this line:
domain logons = yes

Do you really want to use this? How many users do you have. This is a database file rather than a flat file like smbpasswd. There is a particular program to add users/passwords to this database, but usually that is done in a script that is included in smb.conf. You are making your config too complicated.
passdb backend = tdbsam

Also, determine which ports your samba computer's firewall has open. It sounds like you have the samba ports closed. The firestarter program will probably allow you to open samba ports by name. The ports 139 & 445 are the ones I have open.
Basically I am trying to share one Drive /media/My Book with Read and Read Write Access so that I can access it from any computer including Windows XP and Windows Vista and vice versa. Also what do you recomend I delete so I can trim it down.

lobal]
workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = CHEETAHMAN
wins support = yes
; wins server = w.x.y.z
dns proxy = no
; name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast
; interfaces = 127.0.0.0/8 eth0 eth1
; bind interfaces only = true
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
; syslog only = no
syslog = 0
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
security = user
encrypt passwords = no
passdb backend = tdbsam
obey pam restrictions = yes
guest account = guest
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 *passwd:*password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
; pam password change = no
; logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U
; logon path = \\%n\%u\profile
logon drive = H:
; logon home = \\%n\%u
logon script = logon.cmd
; add user script = /usr/sbin/adduser --quiet --disabled-password --gecos "" %u
; load printers = yes
; printing = bsd
; printcap name = /etc/printcap
; printcap name = cups
; printer admin = @lpadmin
; include = /home/samba/etc/smb.conf.%m
; socket options = tcp_nodelay
; message command = /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm %s' &
; domain master = auto
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
guest ok = yes
; idmap uid = 10000-20000
; idmap gid = 10000-20000
; template shell = /bin/bash
; winbind enum groups = yes
; winbind enum users = yes
;[homes]
; comment = Home Directories
; browseable = yes
; valid users = %S
; writable = yes
; create mask = 0775
; directory mask = 0775
;[netlogon]
; comment = Network Logon Service
; path = /home/samba/netlogon
; guest ok = yes
writable = yes
; share modes = yes
[printers]
comment = All Printers
browseable = no
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = yes
public = no
writable = No
create mode = 0700
[My Book]
path = /media/My Book
guest ok = yes
available = yes
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
 
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This is just wrong!
encrypt passwords = no

If you want a publicly read/write share, you don't need to bother with this:
passdb backend = tdbsam

You aren't using netlogon so you can comment out the entire section.
;[netlogon]
; comment = Network Logon Service
; path = /home/samba/netlogon
; guest ok = yes
writable = yes
invalid users = root

I think that available = yes is the default, so you don't need it. "guest ok = yes" and "public = yes" are the same thing. You only need one of them.
[My Book]
path = /media/My Book
guest ok = yes
available = yes
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes


---

Here I trimmed mine down my smb.conf to the bare minimum:
Code:
[global]
        workgroup = JESNET
        map to guest = Bad User
        printing = cups
        cups options = raw
        include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf

[opensuse103]
        path = /suse
        guest ok = Yes

[public]
        comment = Public Share test
        path = /srv/samba/public
        read only = no
        guest ok = yes
        browseable = Yes
The opensuse103 share is where I have a dvd image file mounted. The wildswede is a public share.
Your WINS support line is OK but make sure it is the only one in your subnet. Take the IP address of the server and include it in the wins entry of your router. Then the other hosts will be configured with that value automatically. Maybe I chopped off to much by deleting my print section, but testparm says it is OK.

Code:
testparm sample_smb.conf
Load smb config files from test
Processing section "[opensuse103]"
Processing section "[public]"
Loaded services file OK.
Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
The map to guest = Bad User in the global section together with guest ok = yes makes the share available to everyone without logging in with a username/password.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 07:37 AM   #7
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I Updated mine and included printers and removed netlogon. What does netlogon do by the way

[global]
workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = CHEETAHMAN
wins support = yes
map to guest = Bad User
printing = cups
cups options = raw
include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
[printers]
comment = All Printers
browseable = no
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = yes
public = no
writable = No
create mode = 0700
[My Book]
path = /media/My Book
available = yes
public = yes
browsable = yes
writable = yes

Last edited by cheetahman; 04-05-2008 at 07:55 AM. Reason: Added Conf
 
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Be sure to test your config file using testparm.

The netlogon share would be used if you were configuring the samba share to be a domain controller and the windows computers would log into the domain. It would contain the a .POL policy file.
This info may be dated for Vista however. Microsoft makes changes in this area. Policies & Profiles changed between win9X/ME and NT/2000.

If you are running wins, read the man page for nsswitch.conf. Also, check if you have the libnss_wins library installed.

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Old 04-05-2008, 11:07 AM   #9
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It works with testparm and also it doesn't connect through Firestarter even though I have the ports open the only way I get around it is to stop firestarter is there a way around it so I don't have to stop it every time I want to use it this happens on Xbox XMBC
 
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If it works when firestarter is stopped, then start up firestarter and read the logs for the firewall. There is a port that you are blocking off.
 
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If it works when firestarter is stopped, then start up firestarter and read the logs for the firewall. There is a port that you are blocking off.
Which Ports are being blocked and Iam also using IPBlocker
 
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I can't tell you which port is causing the problem. Concentrate on 137-139 & 445. Also consider updating to SuSE 10.3 if you have an older version. An older version of Samba may have problems with Vista. I'm not familiar with IP blocker. Is that on SuSE or Vista? It sounds like it simply controls /etc/hosts.allow & /etc/hosts.deny (i.e. uses libwrap). If that is the case it isn't the problem because disabling the firewall wouldn't change that. If instead, it issues iptables commands, it could be.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 01:45 PM   #13
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I can't tell you which port is causing the problem. Concentrate on 137-139 & 445. Also consider updating to SuSE 10.3 if you have an older version. An older version of Samba may have problems with Vista. I'm not familiar with IP blocker. Is that on SuSE or Vista? It sounds like it simply controls /etc/hosts.allow & /etc/hosts.deny (i.e. uses libwrap). If that is the case it isn't the problem because disabling the firewall wouldn't change that. If instead, it issues iptables commands, it could be.
I am running Ubuntu 7.10 Probably should update that avatar and working with Windows XP and Windows Vista IPBlocker aka IPList is here http://iplist.sourceforge.net/start.html its a Java front end to IPTables

"iplist is a list based packet handler which uses the netfilter netlink-queue library (kernel 2.6.14 or later). It filters by IP-address and is optimized for thousands of IP-address ranges."

"Some typical reasons for using iplist are:

* to protect your privacy while sharing with others
* to ban unwanted clients from servers
* to block whole countries or networks
* to block spam- and ad-servers"

Since 137-139 and don't you mean 145
 
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445/tcp open microsoft-ds
Take a look in /etc/services or indirectly using "getent services microsoft-ds".

I thought you were using SuSE. I read some posts where SuSE 10.2 had problems getting Samba to work with Vista. The version of Samba used wouldn't work with vista but the version with SuSE 10.3 would. That is one possible cause.

I would recommend opening ports 137-139 & 445 on the Linux machine and see if that fixes the problem. On my network 139 & 445 are open. I don't have vista however.

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Old 04-16-2008, 04:30 AM   #15
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I was reading a section in Samba 3 HOWTO & Reference guide and it mentions that smbd may use port 135. This is for windows remote service calls. I hadn't noticed it in /etc/services because it is labeled "epmap 135/tcp # DCE endpoint resolution". My firewall has 139 & 445 open for samba. But I though I would point out this discovery in case you haven't resolved your problem. If it isn't needed, or doesn't make a difference then you might want to leave it closed. Especially if the Windows firewall blocks it. There is a windows worm that tries to propogate using this port.
 
  


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