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Old 01-10-2008, 10:19 AM   #1
puneetbrar
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Cool system-config-samba


hello there
see i want to configure samba with windows and when i enter this command the foollowing error comes n please help
[root@localhost /]# system-config-samba
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/system-config-samba/system-config-samba.py", line 45, in <module>
mainWindow.MainWindow(debug_flag)
File "/usr/share/system-config-samba/mainWindow.py", line 82, in __init__
self.samba_data = sambaParser.SambaParser(self)
File "/usr/share/system-config-samba/sambaParser.py", line 185, in __init__
self.parseFile ()
File "/usr/share/system-config-samba/sambaParser.py", line 228, in parseFile
section = SambaSection (token.value)
File "/usr/share/system-config-samba/sambaParser.py", line 49, in __init__
raise Error ("section %s already defined" % (name))
NameError: global name 'Error' is not defined
[root@localhost /]# service smb status
smbd (pid 7109 7092) is running...
[root@localhost /]# service nmbd status
nmbd: unrecognized service
[root@localhost /]# service nmbd status
nmbd: unrecognized service

please help

thanks in advance

regards
puneet brar
 
Old 01-10-2008, 10:33 AM   #2
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Hi, can you better describe what you are doing, please? Which system are you running (a Linux distro? or some Win OS?)? Also use (without the spaces) [ code ]and[/ code ] to set off the actual code that appears or that you enter, to help us read it.

Samba uses smbd and nmbd--the latter is, I think, the Netbios or Win-related piece. Reading
Code:
man smb.conf
might be helpful, too, or maybe you could just enter
Code:
smbd --help
for some useful information. On Mepis 6.5 the smb.conf file can be found in /etc/samba; I don't know how general that is.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 02:32 AM   #3
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samba

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Originally Posted by techwatcher View Post
Hi, can you better describe what you are doing, please? Which system are you running (a Linux distro? or some Win OS?)? Also use (without the spaces) [ code ]and[/ code ] to set off the actual code that appears or that you enter, to help us read it.

Samba uses smbd and nmbd--the latter is, I think, the Netbios or Win-related piece. Reading
Code:
man smb.conf
might be helpful, too, or maybe you could just enter
Code:
smbd --help
for some useful information. On Mepis 6.5 the smb.conf file can be found in /etc/samba; I don't know how general that is.
dear techwatcher

thanks for the prompt response actualli have five systems
and a linux server fedora core 8 and i want to share the apache
http docs directory to different users on windows and so thats why i wanted to configure samba

i am using windows xp on machines and a work group envoirment but i am unable to connect to the Linux machine below is my smb.conf and the error i am getting while the command is being run is you have seen

so can you please help me with the same

regards
puneet brar




# 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 (perhaps too
# many!) most of which are not shown in this example
#
# For a step to step guide on installing, configuring and using samba,
# read the Samba-HOWTO-Collection. This may be obtained from:
# http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samb...Collection.pdf
#
# Many working examples of smb.conf files can be found in the
# Samba-Guide which is generated daily and can be downloaded from:
# http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf
#
# 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 commentry 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.
#
#---------------
# SELINUX NOTES:
#
# If you want to use the useradd/groupadd family of binaries please run:
# setsebool -P samba_domain_controller on
#
# If you want to share home directories via samba please run:
# setsebool -P samba_enable_home_dirs on
#
# If you create a new directory you want to share you should mark it as
# "samba-share_t" so that selinux will let you write into it.
# Make sure not to do that on system directorieAdded shares at the end of the file:
[media]
path = /mnt/media
public = yes
writable = no
[work]
path = /mnt/work
public = yes
writable = yess as they may already have
# been marked with othe SELinux labels.
#
# Use ls -ldZ /path to see which context a directory has
#
# Set labels only on directories you created!
# To set a label use the following: chcon -t samba_share_t /path
#
# If you need to share a system created directory you can use one of the
# following (read-only/read-write):
# setsebool -P samba_export_all_ro on
# or
# setsebool -P samba_export_all_rw on
#
# If you want to run scripts (preexec/root prexec/print command/...) please
# put them into the /var/lib/samba/scripts directory so that smbd will be
# allowed to run them.
# Make sure you COPY them and not MOVE them so that the right SELinux context
# is applied, to check all is ok use restorecon -R -v /var/lib/samba/scripts
#
#--------------
#
#======================= Global Settings ======Added shares at the end of the file:
[media]
path = /mnt/media
public = yes
writable = no
[work]
path = /mnt/work
public = yes
writable = yes

[global]

# ----------------------- Netwrok Related Options -------------------------
#
#workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name, eg: MIDEARTH
workgroup = DMW
#
# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
#
# netbios name can be used to specify a server name not tied to the hostname
#
# Interfaces lets you configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you can list the ones
# you want to listen on (never omit localhost)
#
# Hosts Allow/Hosts Deny lets you restrict who can connect, and you can
# specifiy it as a per share option as well
#
workgroup = dmw
server string = Samba Server Version %v

; netbios name = MYSERVER

; interfaces = lo eth0 192.168.12.2/24 192.168.13.2/24
; hosts allow = 127. 192.168.12. 192.168.Added shares at the end of the file:
[media]
path = /mnt/media
public = yes
writable = no
[work]
path = /mnt/work
public = yes
writable = yes

# --------------------------- Logging Options -----------------------------
#
# Log File let you specify where to put logs and how to split them up.
#
# Max Log Size let you specify the max size log files should reach

# logs split per machine
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
# max 50KB per log file, then rotate
max log size = 50

# ----------------------- Standalone Server Options ------------------------
#
# Scurity can be set to user, share(deprecated) or server(deprecated)
#
# Backend to store user information in. New installations should
# use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards
# compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.

security = share
passdb backend = tdbsam


# ----------------------- Domain Members Options ------------------------
#
# Security must be set to domain or ads
#
# Use the realm option only with security = ads
# Specifies the Active Directory realm the host is part of
#
# Backend to store user information in. New installations should
# use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards
# compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
#
# Use password server option only with security = server or if you can't
# use the DNS to locate Domain Controllers
# The argument list may include:
# password server = My_PDC_Name [My_BDC_Name] [My_Next_BDC_Name]
# or to auto-locate the domain controller/s
# password server = *


; realm = MY_REALM

; password server = <NT-Server-Name>
Added shares at the end of the file:
[media]
path = /mnt/media
public = yes
writable = no
[work]
path = /mnt/work
public = yes
writable = yes
# ----------------------- Domain Controller Options ------------------------
#
# Security must be set to user for domain controllers
#
# Backend to store user information in. New installations should
# use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards
# compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
#
# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
#
# Domain Logons let Samba be a domain logon server for Windows workstations.
#
# Logon Scrpit let yuou specify a script to be run at login time on the client
# You need to provide it in a share called NETLOGON
#
# Logon Path let you specify where user profiles are stored (UNC path)
#
# Various scripts can be used on a domain controller or stand-alone
# machine to add or delete corresponding unix accounts
#Added shares at the end of the file:
[media]
path = /mnt/media
public = yes
writable = no
[work]
path = /mnt/work
public = yes
writable = yes

; domain master = yes
; domain logons = yes

# the login script name depends on the machine name
; logon script = %m.bat
# the login script name depends on the unix user used
; logon script = %u.bat
; logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%u
# disables profiles support by specifing an empty path
; logon path =

; add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd "%u" -n -g users
; add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd "%g"
; add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -n -c "Workstation (%u)" -M -d /nohome -s /bin/false "%u"
; delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u"
; delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u" "%g"
; delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel "%g"


# ----------------------- Browser Control Options ----------------------------
#
# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
#
# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
#
# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
; local master = no
; os level = 33
; preferred master = yes

#----------------------------- Name Resolution -------------------------------
# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
#
# - WINS Support: Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
#Added shares at the end of the file:
[media]
path = /mnt/media
public = yes
writable = no
[work]
path = /mnt/work
public = yes
writable = yes
# - WINS Server: Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
#
# - WINS Proxy: Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
# behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
# at least one WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
#
# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups.

; wins support = yes
; wins server = w.x.y.z
; wins proxy = yes

; dns proxy = yes

# --------------------------- Printing Options -----------------------------
#
# Load Printers let you load automatically the list of printers rather
# than setting them up individually
#
# Cups Options let you pass the cups libs custom options, setting it to raw
# for example will let you use drivers on your Windows clients
#
# Printcap Name let you specify an alternative printcap file
#
# You can choose a non default printing system using the Printing option

; load printers = yes
; cups options = raw

; printcap name = /etc/printcap
#obtain list of printers automatically on SystemV
; printcap name = lpstat
; printing = cups

# --------------------------- Filesystem Options ---------------------------
#
# The following options can be uncommented if the filesystem supports
# Extended Attributes and they are enabled (usually by the mount option
# user_xattr). Thess options will let the admin store the DOS attributes
# in an EA and make samba not mess with the permission bits.
#
# Note: these options can also be set just per share, setting them in global
# makes them the default for all shares

; map archive = no
; map hidden = no
; map read only = no
; map system = no
; encrypt passwords = yes
guest ok = yes
guest account = dmw
; store dos attributes = yes


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

[homes]
comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writable = yes
; valid users = %S
; valid users = MYDOMAIN\%S

[printers]
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
; guest ok = no
; writable = No
printable = yes

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
; [netlogon]
; comment = Network Logon Service
; path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
; guest ok = yes
; writable = no
; share modes = no


# Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
# the default is to use the user's home directory
; [Profiles]
; path = /var/lib/samba/profiles
; browseable = no
; guest ok = yes


# A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people in
# the "staff" group
; [public]
; comment = Public Stuff
; path = /home/samba
; public = yes
; writable = yes
; printable = no
; write list = +staff

[DevServer]
comment = PHP Server
path = /var/www/html
writeable = yes
; browseable = yes
guest ok = yes


interfaces = 10.0.0.1/255.255.255.0
socket options = TCP_NODELAY
workgroup = Type the name of your working group in Capital letter here.
wins support = true
netbios name = Type the name of the station server in Capital letter here.
os level = 33
remote announce =10.0.0.1

[Admin]
guest account = administrator
comment = Admin Folder
valid users = administrator,@administrator
writeable = yes
path = /home/administrator/admin

[Exchange]
guest account = administrator
comment = Exchange Folder
valid users = administrator,@administrator
writeable = yes
path = /home/administrator/exchange

[Install]
guest account = administrator
comment = Install Folder
valid users = administrator,@administrator
writeable = yes
path = /home/administrator/install


# Le dossier ou l'on met les sites web pour Apache.

[Dev html]
guest account = administrator
comment = Virtual Apache Servers
valid users = administrator,@administrator
writeable = yes
path = /var/www/html

smbusers

# Unix_name = SMB_name1 SMB_name2 ...
root = administrator
nobody = guest pcguest smbguest
# Le dossier ou l'on met les sites web pour Apache.

[Dev html]
guest account = administrator
comment = Virtual Apache Servers
valid users = administrator,@administrator
writeable = yes
path = /var/www/html

smbusers

# Unix_name = SMB_name1 SMB_name2 ...
root = administrator
nobody = guest pcguest smbguest


# Le dossier ou l'on met les sites web pour Apache.

[Dev html]
guest account = administrator
comment = Virtual Apache Servers
valid users = administrator,@administrator
writeable = yes
path = /var/www/html

smbusers

# Unix_name = SMB_name1 SMB_name2 ...
root = administrator
nobody = guest pcguest smbguest
 
Old 01-11-2008, 02:40 AM   #4
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what kind of smb.con is this?!
did you ever run a testparm /etc/samba/smb.conf
twice time you're listed media as share and
Quote:
[Dev html]
is not a quite good share name.
better would be [Dev-html] instead of spaces.
and if something should be not writeable better use
Code:
read only = yes
and regarding the error try to disable selinux. or configure it.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 02:55 AM   #5
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You have the [media] service defined 7 times and the [work] service defined 6 times. Some entries are uncommented but not completed as in "workgroup = Type the name of your working group in Capital letter here." for example.

The error message you are seeing however seems to indicate that the samba daemons are not running.

When posting your smb.conf, please enclose it in code blocks to make it easier to read.

Check if you have a samba-doc package or if there are books supplied with the regular samba package. They include Samba 3 by Example, Samba 3 HOWTO & Reference & Using Samba. The Samba 3 by Example book has some fully worked out examples that may prove useful. It also covers items such as authentication and the properties of the shares.
 
  


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