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Old 02-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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samba smb share between redhat 5 and windows 2003


I am still not able to access I am trying to back up redhat to windows.

I have installed samba. I have opened up rules for windows in iptables. I have accessed the smb.conf files. They both can ping each other. It might be in the backend for user name and password? are there any sites that will show me how to do that? I just want to back up files from basically redhat to windows. I have read a lot of sites and etc and still not working. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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Firewall, linux as server, isolate odd OS

Greetings,

Do you have redhat setup to act as the SMB server? It might not work the other way. It's been years since I set my systems up, but I couldn't get the Xbox retailer's OS to act as a sever.

One of the most common problem with setting up any sort of network share is the firewall. Even for experienced user this can be difficult with all the different and ever changing firewall interfaces from places like Symantic. Generally you have to call out the IP address as friendly on both client and sever machines, unless there's no firewall.

If you have a spare system that you could install another Linux OS on, you might try getting samba working that way first, isolate the odd OS factors. I don't recommend making changes to a working system that you depend on though, because that's asking for problems, especially when it comes to cheesy operating systems. I have an xbox OS machine setup up with a second hard drive running Linux and all that is stable, most of the time, but that's it's own project.

Thanks for posting, and thanks all.

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Old 02-09-2012, 08:04 AM   #3
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please let us see the smb.conf
 
Old 02-09-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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How are you trying to access the windows computers?
Are you trying to mount a windows share?
what are the errors?

smb.conf is just for configuring the server and not the client.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 08:33 AM   #5
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If the smb.conf isnt setup correctly then the clearly the clients wont be able to connect...thus the need to see the smb.conf
 
Old 02-09-2012, 08:58 AM   #6
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The OP wants to backup files from Redhat to Windows. So the client is the Redhat computer.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 09:27 AM   #7
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If he has a folder on rehat and then wanted to share it on the windows pc and then just add files he wanted to backup from linux to the folder which is accessible on windows he would be on the right track.The very fact he installed samba suggests that.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 09:37 AM   #8
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Where cant you acess it from?

Can you connect from windows to Redhat or the other way around? Or does it just not connect at all?

If you want just a simple connection you should be able to leave everything in the top of the smb.conf alone and just change the share information at the bottom and workgroup name.

Here is an example of my public configuration with no password to acess for my home network(you really should use a password if its connected to the internet)

Code:
[server]
   comment = server
   path = /bigdrive
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   printable = no
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = yes
When I build my home server with samba I usualy just have to put this in and it works as long as my firewall isnt blocking it.

you may have to find an allow guest option also

I always use the gentoo site
http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Samba
I use it on non gentoo systems also. Just skip all the building instructions.

Good luck

Last edited by Adol; 02-09-2012 at 09:40 AM.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 09:18 PM   #9
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Like the OP & michaelk said, he wants to backup TO MS, so samba sharing with Linux as server isn't the soln; that just makes disks ON Linux avail to MS ...

He should be able to use the samba client on Linux to connect to an MS share ...
 
Old 02-09-2012, 09:37 PM   #10
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if he wanted to do that, he wouldn't have installed samba...he can still accomplish what he wants to do in the way I proposed 2 posts up...I guess the OP needs to comment and explain more clearly,because there are atleast 2 ways of backing up FROM linux to MS

If all you need to do is connect to a windows share(no need to install samba)...

smbclient -L ipaddress of the windows machine


and connect to the share you want:

mount -cifs --username=username --password=password Windows_IP/Share /linux/location//



..If you want to do it complicated way and install samba, please post the smb.conf so we can have a look

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