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Old 06-07-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
nakedlunch
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Can't connect to Samba shares after 12.2-->13.1 upgrade (Samba 3.2.x-->3.5.2)


I recently upgraded a fileserver running Slackware 12.2 (Samba 3.2.x) to 13.1 (64 bit) but haven't been able to authenticate or access shares from any of the Windows PCs on the local network post-upgrade. I'm using the same smb.conf as before. All the Windows boxes are running XP SP3; they can see the server within the local network, but can't get past the authentication dialog. I'm sure this is most likely a simple matter of needing a new line in the smb configuration file, but I haven't been able to pin down any changes between the 3.2 and 3.5 Samba series that would require additional parameters. Thanks in advance for your help; my smb.conf is below:
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[global]
workgroup = WEAVER
server string = slackserver
security = user
max log size = 50
passdb backend = tdbsam
encrypt passwords = yes

[homes]
comment = home directories
browseable = no
writeable = yes

[weaver]
comment = weaver
path = /home/weaver
valid users = @weaver
writeable = yes
public = no
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0770

[weaveradmin]
comment = weaveradmin
path = /home/weaveradmin
valid users = @weaveradmin
writeable = yes
public = no
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0770
 
Old 06-07-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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Since you're using valid users = @weaver, and @weaveradmin, did you setup and add the extra users to those groups?

I always run testparm to validate my smb.conf.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by nakedlunch View Post
I recently upgraded a fileserver running Slackware 12.2 (Samba 3.2.x) to 13.1 (64 bit) but haven't been able to authenticate or access shares from any of the Windows PCs on the local network post-upgrade. I'm using the same smb.conf as before. All the Windows boxes are running XP SP3; they can see the server within the local network, but can't get past the authentication dialog. I'm sure this is most likely a simple matter of needing a new line in the smb configuration file, but I haven't been able to pin down any changes between the 3.2 and 3.5 Samba series that would require additional parameters. Thanks in advance for your help; my smb.conf is below:
I had to recreate the Samba passwords.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 03:45 PM   #4
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Since you're using valid users = @weaver, and @weaveradmin, did you setup and add the extra users to those groups?

I always run testparm to validate my smb.conf.
Yes--all users have been added and made members of appropriate groups. I also ran testparm, which did not raise any alerts.

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I had to recreate the Samba passwords.
How do you mean? The passdb.tdb and secrets.tbd files stored in /etc/samba/private were created new with this installation. Since I went from a 32bit version of slackware to a 64 bit, I wiped clean the entire filesystem, sans /home, prior to the install.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 04:13 PM   #5
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I had to recreate the Samba passwords.
How do you mean? The passdb.tdb and secrets.tbd files stored in /etc/samba/private were created new with this installation. Since I went from a 32bit version of slackware to a 64 bit, I wiped clean the entire filesystem, sans /home, prior to the install.
smbpasswd
 
Old 06-07-2010, 04:16 PM   #6
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Yes--all users have been added and made members of appropriate groups. I also ran testparm, which did not raise any alerts.


How do you mean? The passdb.tdb and secrets.tbd files stored in /etc/samba/private were created new with this installation. Since I went from a 32bit version of slackware to a 64 bit, I wiped clean the entire filesystem, sans /home, prior to the install.
What I meant was that the following solved a similar problem for me:

smbpasswd -a user

I upgraded 64-bit Slackware 13.0 to 13.1 without wiping anything.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 04:24 PM   #7
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Thanks all for the timely replies. Totally forgot that if you add users after Samba creates the .tdb files that you also have to run smbpasswd. D'oh! Problem solved.
 
  


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