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Old 08-29-2008, 10:08 AM   #1
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Question some win clients fail w Samba share


A working samba share was setup long time ago. It is still working today for many Window clients (they have different OSes, Windows 95, Windows 2000, XP, etc.)

However, a few Windows Server 2003 machine failed to access the share for some reasons. When I type from "Start -> Run -> \\10.50.254.xx\myShare", the authentication screen does not show up. Instead the display shows an error:

No network provider accepted the given network path

I have also some other Windows Server 2003 machine accessing the share without problems. Is there some settings for Samba that limit access from only certain IP range? I wish someone can shed some lights for me.

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Old 08-29-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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on the problem Windows2k3 servers, can you map unc drives to other windows machines?
Are these machines under your administrative control or someone elses? There are GPO settings on Windows servers that can limit the types of machines they can map to in terms of secure ssl connections, authentication modes and so on.
Samba can also limit access via IP (/etc/samba/smb.conf is the default location for the Samba conf. file).
You could use tcpdump on the samba machine or ethereal on the Windows machines to better trace where the communication breakdown lies.
Also, don't forget the easy stuff - can you ping the samba server from the windows servers?
Can you map a network drive through explorer, rather than just trying from the start-->run (I have seen where this can work on Windows-Windows communication because you have the opportunity to specify the creadentials before the mapping is attempted. )
 
Old 08-29-2008, 10:53 PM   #3
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on the problem Windows2k3 servers, can you map unc drives to other windows machines?
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Much appreciated.

1) Yes, on anyone of the "non-working" Windows2k3 servers, I can map drives to other windows machines. My domain (AD) user account has administrative rights on Windows machine but I need to make new request to access Linux.
2) pinging the Samba server presents no problem
3) I have try to map the samba through explorer, thorugh start-> run. Neither works.

Can you give me some sample setting in smb.conf that limits access to the share via IP ?

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GPO settings on Windows servers that can limit the types of machines they can map to in terms of secure ssl connections, authentication modes and so on.
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Can you point out some place to read about this, please.

Last edited by ykffc; 08-29-2008 at 10:55 PM. Reason: just typo
 
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I think you should start by reading the samba and windows logs to get a better idea what is causing the problem. You have a generic description of the problem from the client side. The server side may have more information to pinpoint the problem. I wonder if having a mixture of Win95, Win2000 and XPs could be causing a problem because they use three different technologies for browsing, win95 uses udp broadcasts and

The samba-doc package supplies the book "Samba 3 Howto & Reference Guide". The troubleshooting section may have some things to look at or at least commands you can enter from the Samba computer and the windows machine for troubleshooting.
 
  


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