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Old 05-01-2003, 11:10 AM   #1
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Samba Help????


Hi

I am having a few problems with samba. What I am trying to do is connect windows 2k and 98se workstations to RedHat 9 server.

What I can do is connect from the linux workstation to the windows workstations, but it doesnt work the other way. The Linux box shows up in network neighborhood but when trying to connect to it, an error comes up displaying. network path not found.

What I have done so far is intstalled redhat 9 without samba, and when linux was installed I installed samba 2.2.8 binary. I have set up a user account in linux and also a samba user account, is there anything I am missing?

Could some one please advise how to set it up?

thanks
 
Old 05-01-2003, 11:14 AM   #2
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Have you got both smbd and nmbd running on the box? Is there anything useful in log.smbd or log.nmbd? When you say a "samba user account" you mean you have added the user with smbpasswd to the samba password file?

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 05-01-2003, 10:10 PM   #3
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You must edit the /ect/samba/smb.conf file to set up sharing. Use either a text editor or Swat to do this. I would suggest taking a look at Swat anyway as it provides a great deal of information about what is needed in the conf file. Think about setting up just the /tmp file as a share first, then others when this is working.

IF your network is safe, set the security level in the conf file to "share" until things are working. Just an aside... I had to reboot the windows machimes after Samba came up ... I have no idea why ??

Luck.
Dave
 
Old 05-02-2003, 05:49 AM   #4
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Jamie

I have had a look at the smbd and the nmbd log, but there nothing obvious there, to your answer yes. What I forgot to mension is, i am using the NT server to validate the password. would doing it this way interfere.

Dave

I have tried your ideas but it still not working.

thanks
Oliver
 
Old 05-02-2003, 06:03 AM   #5
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Can you connect to your NT server from the Linux box using smbclient. I'm just wondering if the NT server is playing nicely or not.

It seems weird that you get a network path error though, not a user error. It might be worth you posting a copy of your smb.conf too so we can see whats set. It a pitty that Windows doesn't give you a better error message...

As another step - you might want to think about starting smbd and nmbd in debug mode. Check out their man pages to find out about their 'debug levels'. I know that they'll log just about everything if you set it right up!

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 05-02-2003, 06:43 AM   #6
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Here Is the smb.conf

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

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

# 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.
hosts allow = 192.100.100 127.

# 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.
security = share


# 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

# 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.

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 = yes

# 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
guest ok = yes
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

;[home]
;comment = test
;path = /home
;guest ok = yes
; browseable = yes
 
Old 05-02-2003, 08:43 AM   #7
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As a workaround try connecting the share via explorer instead of network neighboorhood.
 
Old 05-02-2003, 11:21 AM   #8
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Does anyone have anymore ideas

Tne error from the windows machine is,

\\Linux01 is not accessable

The Networkpath was not found

Im really stuck.

Thanks
 
Old 05-02-2003, 11:40 AM   #9
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Can you ping the Linux machine and do you have have the default firewall settings set to high or anything like that if you can't?
 
Old 05-02-2003, 12:21 PM   #10
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Yes
I can ping the Linux Machine and have disabled the firewall.
 
Old 05-02-2003, 01:38 PM   #11
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Your problem is probably that you have:
security = share

Rather than:
security = sever
or
security = domain

Last edited by david_ross; 05-02-2003 at 02:48 PM.
 
Old 05-02-2003, 02:39 PM   #12
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Sorry about the confusion with this post Oliver. I had originally posted a copy of my smb.conf file, but then I noticed that Samba had quit working (I had just updated kernel from RH) and I did not want to post something that was not working!!

At any rate, what follows is a striped down version which will allow the win98 and XP machines on my network share files with the linux box:


# Samba config file
# Date: 2003/05/03 13:09:57

# Global parameters

[global]
netbios name = LINUX

server string = Samba Server
security = SHARE
hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.2. 127. 192.168.1.100

[homes]
read only = No
guest ok = Yes

[tmp]
comment = Temporary file space
path = /tmp
read only = No
guest ok = Yes

As you can see, it does not take much for basic functionality. From this point, you can build it any way you please.

I would again suggest that you review Swat and itís associated Help Files. Also ensure that smb and nmbd are restarted after changes to the conf file.

Best of luck.

Dave

Last edited by dgui; 05-03-2003 at 04:00 PM.
 
Old 05-02-2003, 03:54 PM   #13
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Since you can't even gain access to the Samba server, trust me the ports are blocked. I think they are ports 137-139. You can double-check that in /etc/services.

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Old 05-06-2003, 07:09 AM   #14
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Just to let you know that I have found out the problem with the connection to the Linux box. What the problem was, is that I had missed out a full stop in the hosts allow

Was
hosts allow = 192.100.100 127.

Now
hosts allow = 192.100.100. 127.

Thanks for your Help
 
  


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