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Old 03-21-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
parkarnoor
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samba error on windows "Network path not found"


Dear all,

i am trying to solve this error from last 4 days.

and dont know from where problem comes

i installed and configured smb.conf as follows:
[global]
workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = Samba Server Version %v

#john
comment = SharedInfo
path = /data
writable = yes
printable = no
browseable = yes
write list = john
public = no

i opened firewall port using setup command and enable check box smb.
it is opening correct port in the /etc/sysconfig/iptables output.

but even if i stopped firewall. problem not solved

i created john user with smbpassword set. also.
the /data directory has 777 permission.

what else needed.

i am getting share on windows client. but error message

\\SAMBA\data is not accessible. you might not have permission to use this network resource. contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission.
The network name cannot be found.

thanks in advance

Regards
parkar
UAE
 
Old 03-21-2011, 06:29 AM   #2
rgdacosta
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Firstly, you have not defined your share name.

Your share name needs to be in [] with all the options pertaining to that share.

Change:

Code:
#john
comment = SharedInfo
path = /data
writable = yes
printable = no
browseable = yes
write list = john
public = no
to

Code:
[data]
comment = SharedInfo
path = /data
writable = yes
printable = no
browseable = yes
write list = john
public = no
Use
Code:
smbclient -L //ipaddress -U john
to test that the share is viewable from the SMB server.

If that does not work, depending on your Linux distro, you might want to either 1) disable SELinux or 2) change the context of the directory being offered by SMB (this is preferable)

Let me know how it goes.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
parkarnoor
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Dear it is working now

actually i restarted workgroup computer and it worked. and smbclient command is useful.

now there is another problem.

now i am creating share for group collaboration

#group1
[group1]
path = /group1
writable = yes
browseable = yes
valid users = +group1


also i did chown root:group1 /group1
chmod 775 /group1 -R

there are two users user1 and user2 under group1

now using smbclient -L //localhost -U user1

it worked. and i can see shared

but on windows xp i am getting share. and when i clicked on it. it asks me username and password

but the error was "\\SAMBA\group1 is not accessible. you might not have permission to use this network......................"

Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowd. Disconnect all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again."

other share is working but only group share is not working

thanks once again
parkar
UAE
 
  


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