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Old 01-27-2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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Question Samba issue since network card swap


Samba Problem, network card recently switched

Hello,

1st time poster. I'm having Samba issues. Here's the back story:

2 weeks ago file serving, ftp, IM and networking for my file server went down. I noticed an Solid Orange Light w/ Yellow Blinking Light. After a bit of research and troubleshooting, I added a pci network card to replace the onboard port, that I diagnosed as failing. Added new card, disabled old onboard network port and ran it. FTP, IM, and Apache came back up, but Samba did not. I reconfigured the new card with the old settings, so as far as I'm concerned the TCP/IP settings are the same as before my the swap. The only differences I can think of are:

MAC Address
new card is eth1, not eth0
New computer added to network that has NetBUI (don't know if it matters, but currently it's a variable)

I'm running Fedora 7 w/ Samba 3.02817.


Things I've tried:

1. Restarted the dang thing
2. Restarted services (nmb and smb)
3. Checked cables
4. Checked network switches and routers
5. Restarted network devices
6. Disabled Firewall to test (no dice)
7. All yum updates possible have been run (updates are no longer available)

As far as I know all config files have not changed. This includes:

smb.conf
linux firewall

Please help. Thank you in advance.

 
Old 01-27-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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Have you checked the Samba log files? There should be a bunch of them in /var/log/samba/. There will be smbd, nmbd, and probably log files for the server and each client.

Do you have WINS running on something to resolve the Windows machines names?

If you use the Samba Web interface SWAT, you can check to see if Samba thinks it is running.

I don't see offhand why swapping out a network card would cause this, since other network services are running.

Can you ping the server from the Windows workstations?
 
Old 01-27-2009, 04:27 PM   #3
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Have you checked the Samba log files? There should be a bunch of them in /var/log/samba/. There will be smbd, nmbd, and probably log files for the server and each client.

Do you have WINS running on something to resolve the Windows machines names?

If you use the Samba Web interface SWAT, you can check to see if Samba thinks it is running.

I don't see offhand why swapping out a network card would cause this, since other network services are running.

Can you ping the server from the Windows workstations?
Haven't checked the log files. What am I looking for?

I don't have Winbind running, I don't think WINS is running.

I don't use SWAT, to administer via web, but I do use Webmin. And it sees it running.

I agree with your statement on 'swapping network card'. It shouldn't make a difference. Which is why I'm stumped.

The server is ping-able and the rest of the services work locally and remotely. (apache, webmin, ftp, ejabberd)

Will check logs, but I don't really know what I'm looking for.

Thank you.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 06:36 PM   #4
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It looks like the Samba password file is corrupted. What's the best way of fixing that? Also, there seems to be a problem with the network naming. I found out that I can connect to a local network file/folder if I used the IP instead of the name.
 
  


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