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Old 09-03-2003, 11:58 PM   #1
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Big Samba probs - Red Hat 9.0


Hello.

I've been battling with Samba for about 4 months now. I've read everything and even resorted to step by step docs but keep ending up with the same result.

I create my samba shares / users etc, and have the smb service running.

If I try and connect to my samba server via Network Servers on the actual server, I can browse to the machine, Authenticate and look at the shared files.

If I try and connect to my samba server via another RH9.0 machine on the network, I can see the samba server, browse to it, and once I double click on the server, I get "Couldn't display "smb://server/" because no host "server" could be found. Check that the spelling is correct and that your proxy settings are correct."

If I try and connect to my samba server via a Windows XPPro box on the network, I again can see the samba server, browse to it, and once I double click on the server I get, "\\Server is not accessible. Network path not found."

Can anyone shed any light on this for me please? I can ping the server from each of the machines. If I substitute the server name for it's IP I it still gives me the same error on each machine.

Thanks alot for any help.

>Craig
 
Old 09-04-2003, 08:32 AM   #2
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Hi Craig,
I too have exactly the same problem as you. Like you I have been trying for weeks and read everything that I can find. So if you solve this problem I would be really interested to know.
One thing is what is your security setting is it "user" Also have you enabled the guest account?

Lets hope the 2 of us get some answers!

Regards

Graham
 
Old 09-04-2003, 06:07 PM   #3
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Hi Graham,

I'm glad it isn't just me having this problem : )

My security setting is set to 'user' and I have turned the guest account off.

Hopefully one of the genius' will be able to help us out.

Regards
Craig
 
Old 09-05-2003, 12:44 AM   #4
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check the rights
 
Old 09-05-2003, 12:45 AM   #5
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of the directory in question
 
Old 09-05-2003, 01:33 AM   #6
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Hello.

I have tried every different security setting in samba setup. The folder that I have shared out is also set to 777, so everyone should be able to write to it as I'm only testing it out.

I don't think it is going to be a setting for the security.

Thanks for the reply anyway.

Regs
Craig
 
Old 09-05-2003, 02:36 AM   #7
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i hope you have add the user as a samba user and done all the stuff correctly

can u post ur smb.conf file
 
Old 09-05-2003, 02:50 AM   #8
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Dear Guy,

I think you need to check what exactly SAMBA it is, maybe this link will help you to understand more about SAMBA
http://sg.samba.org/samba/docs
 
Old 09-05-2003, 04:43 AM   #9
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Hi Craig,
Thought I would post my Samba config file to see if I am missing anything, how does it compare with yours?
I have a windows workgroup called home and the user graham is valid on both the windows machine and the server machine. Also the shared directory belongs to graham and has open rights!

#======================= Global Settings =====================================
[global]

workgroup = Home
server string = File Server
hosts allow = 192.168.1.
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes
printing = cups
guest ok = yes
guest account = graham
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 0
security=user
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
unix password sync = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:
pam password change = yes
obey pam restrictions = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
guest ok = yes
dns proxy = no


[Music]
path = /home/graham/Music
public = yes
writeable = yes
comment = Music files
guest ok = yes

Anyone help out there?
 
Old 09-07-2003, 10:36 PM   #10
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Hi guys,

Here is the /etc/samba/smb.conf file you asked for. I hope you can help us

=====================================

# 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
#
# 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#======================= Global Settings =====================================
[global]

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
workgroup = support

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
server string = samba server

# This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
# connections to machines which are on your local network. The
# following example restricts access to two C class networks and
# the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
# the smb.conf man page
; hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.2. 127.

# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes

# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx, cups
printing = cups

# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to /etc/passwd
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used
; guest account = pcguest

# this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
max log size = 0

# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.

# Use password server option only with security = server
# 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 = *
; password server = <NT-Server-Name>

# Password Level allows matching of _n_ characters of the password for
# all combinations of upper and lower case.
; password level = 8
; username level = 8

# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

# The following is needed to keep smbclient from spouting spurious errors
# when Samba is built with support for SSL.
; ssl CA certFile = /usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt

# The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to
# update the Linux system password also.
# NOTE: Use these with 'encrypt passwords' and 'smb passwd file' above.
# NOTE2: You do NOT need these to allow workstations to change only
# the encrypted SMB passwords. They allow the Unix password
# to be kept in sync with the SMB password.
unix password sync = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*

# You can use PAM's password change control flag for Samba. If
# enabled, then PAM will be used for password changes when requested
# by an SMB client instead of the program listed in passwd program.
# It should be possible to enable this without changing your passwd
# chat parameter for most setups. check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors.
#

pam password change = yes

# Unix users can map to different SMB User names
; username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration
# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name
# of the machine that is connecting
; include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m

# This parameter will control whether or not Samba should obey PAM's
# account and session management directives. The default behavior is
# to use PAM for clear text authentication only and to ignore any
# account or session management. Note that Samba always ignores PAM
# for authentication in the case of encrypt passwords = yes

obey pam restrictions = yes

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

# Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them
# here. See the man page for details.
; interfaces = 192.168.12.2/24 192.168.13.2/24

# Configure remote browse list synchronisation here
# request announcement to, or browse list sync from:
# a specific host or from / to a whole subnet (see below)
; remote browse sync = 192.168.3.25 192.168.5.255
# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here
; remote announce = 192.168.1.255 192.168.2.44

# 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
; local master = no

# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
; os level = 33

# 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 master = yes

# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
; preferred master = yes

# Enable this if you want Samba to be a domain logon server for
# Windows95 workstations.
; domain logons = yes

# if you enable domain logons then you may want a per-machine or
# per user logon script
# run a specific logon batch file per workstation (machine)
; logon script = %m.bat
# run a specific logon batch file per username
; logon script = %U.bat

# Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT)
# %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username
# You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below
; logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
; wins support = yes

# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
# Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
; wins server = w.x.y.z

# 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.
; wins proxy = yes

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
dns proxy = no

# Case Preservation can be handy - system default is _no_
# NOTE: These can be set on a per share basis
; preserve case = no
; short preserve case = no
# Default case is normally upper case for all DOS files
; default case = lower
# Be very careful with case sensitivity - it can break things!
; case sensitive = no

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
[homes]
comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writeable = yes
valid users = %S
create mode = 0664
directory mode = 0775
# If you want users samba doesn't recognize to be mapped to a guest user
; map to guest = bad user


# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
; [netlogon]
; comment = Network Logon Service
; path = /usr/local/samba/lib/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 = /usr/local/samba/profiles
; browseable = no
; guest ok = yes


# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to
# specifically define each individual printer
[printers]
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
printable = yes

# This one is useful for people to share files
;[tmp]
; comment = Temporary file space
; path = /tmp
; read only = no
; public = 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

# Other examples.
#
# A private printer, usable only by fred. Spool data will be placed in fred's
# home directory. Note that fred must have write access to the spool directory,
# wherever it is.
;[fredsprn]
; comment = Fred's Printer
; valid users = fred
; path = /home/fred
; printer = freds_printer
; public = no
; writable = no
; printable = yes

# A private directory, usable only by fred. Note that fred requires write
# access to the directory.
;[fredsdir]
; comment = Fred's Service
; path = /usr/somewhere/private
; valid users = fred
; public = no
; writable = yes
; printable = no

# a service which has a different directory for each machine that connects
# this allows you to tailor configurations to incoming machines. You could
# also use the %U option to tailor it by user name.
# The %m gets replaced with the machine name that is connecting.
;[pchome]
; comment = PC Directories
; path = /usr/local/pc/%m
; public = no
; writable = yes

# A publicly accessible directory, read/write to all users. Note that all files
# created in the directory by users will be owned by the default user, so
# any user with access can delete any other user's files. Obviously this
# directory must be writable by the default user. Another user could of course
# be specified, in which case all files would be owned by that user instead.
;[public]
; path = /usr/somewhere/else/public
; public = yes
; only guest = yes
; writable = yes
; printable = no

# The following two entries demonstrate how to share a directory so that two
# users can place files there that will be owned by the specific users. In this
# setup, the directory should be writable by both users and should have the
# sticky bit set on it to prevent abuse. Obviously this could be extended to
# as many users as required.
;[myshare]
; comment = Mary's and Fred's stuff
; path = /usr/somewhere/shared
; valid users = mary fred
; public = no
; writable = yes
; printable = no
; create mask = 0765

[share]
path = /share
writeable = yes

=====================================

that's it.

Thanks for all of your help guys.

>Craig
 
Old 09-08-2003, 02:03 PM   #11
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Hey guys,

I've had tons of trouble setting samba to work correctly.

Try setting your hostname with this:
netbios name = [your machine name]
Try enabling this too: wins support = yes
also just make sure workgroup = WORKGROUP is set to the same workgroup as your other computers

man samba.conf

after you do set those, restart smb /sbin/service smb restart
and give it a shot

Do you have a firewall running on the machine? Check iptables to see if your blocking any ports.

hope that helps,
-Jason
 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:34 AM   #12
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Thanks all,

It's working for me.

Thanks for everyone's help./

>Craig

 
Old 02-05-2004, 02:13 PM   #13
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So, how did you get it working realdeal? I'm having the same problems.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 07:54 PM   #14
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Check the Service Configuration and make sure smb is checked. If not, check it and start it if need be. I was having the same problem. That solved the problem for me.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 09:01 PM   #15
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where can I find the service configuration
 
  


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