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PACMANchasingme 07-13-2015 11:56 PM

New router asking for samba device, but there isnt one
 
Worked fine on my old router and then I switched to a new ISP/router. And I found an option to enable samba. This is what I get.. there is nothing to select in that drop down menu.

http://i.imgur.com/psA8Aoa.png

smb.conf
http://pastebin.com/mVDqgMRV

did all kinds of searching for 'samba device' and nothing useful came up.

Aia 07-14-2015 12:31 AM

Do you have a hard drive connected to the router? It appears that's what it is asking you for.

polpak 07-14-2015 12:52 AM

Which OS&version (eg:openSUSE13.2/Win-XP/?), and platform (eg GNOME/KBE/?)


Samba is software used for connecting device/partition/folders between machines.

PACMANchasingme 07-14-2015 01:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aia (Post 5391075)
Do you have a hard drive connected to the router? It appears that's what it is asking you for.

No hardrive is connected to the router.

Quote:

Originally Posted by polpak (Post 5391080)
Which OS&version (eg:openSUSE13.2/Win-XP/?), and platform (eg GNOME/KBE/?)


Samba is software used for connecting device/partition/folders between machines.

Samba server is hosted on an arch linux machine. There's one other arch machine and two windows computers on the network. I use i3 WM, not sure how it's relevant here.

I honestly have no idea why this router needs this, my other one had file sharing enabled by default.

JaseP 07-14-2015 04:27 PM

If your samba server is being hosted on an Arch machine, why don't you give the router the volume name from that server???

OT Question(s): Why would you use a router supplied by your ISP in the first place?!?! Why not just use their cable modem (or the cable modem functions of their modem/router, after turning off router functions) and use your OWN router???

suicidaleggroll 07-14-2015 04:35 PM

What exactly are you trying to do here? If you don't have a drive connected to the router, then what are you trying to share using the router? Why does the router need to share anything? What did your previous router share?

frankbell 07-14-2015 07:33 PM

I don't usually say this at the beginning of a reply, but I think you should read the docs for the router and find out what exactly the purpose of that setting is or at least post the make and model of the router.

Off the top of my head, I suspect that setting has nothing to do with any instances of Samba on any of your computers, but I am certain that more information is needed as to what precisely it is for.

PACMANchasingme 07-14-2015 09:07 PM

Looks like I just had to enable ports 137-139,145 on my ipv6 firewall. That samba setting actually had nothing to do with samba working or not. No idea what it's for, I did check the user manual for the router it's just really bad and doesn't help much.

Shadow_7 07-15-2015 10:03 AM

A lot of routers have USB ports. And have a built in file server, hence the samba option. It is there in case you want to serve a storage device connected to the USB port on the router as a samba share. If there's no storage device attached, you do not need it enabled on the router. Or I could be wrong.


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