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Old 03-13-2016, 12:11 AM   #1
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SAMBA permissions on CentOS 6.5 - even root is being denied from another CentOS 7 workstation

First of all, this entire lab is my home system and not a production system.

I am running SAMBA on a headless CentOS 6.5 server, and trying to access it from my CentOS 7 workstation.

It used to work and I could even connect from Windows 7 systems.

I suspect my problem is a domain name change. I have reconfigured my switches and routers to divide my tiny network into multiple VLANs, ip sub-nets, and domains.

The goal is to eventually have a single LDAP directory that will be a combination of a Microsoft ADDS and some form of Linux LDAP. The Microsoft and Linux domains will communicate with each other.

Currently all Microsoft domains are on one switch and router and all Linux systems on another switch and router.

The VLAN and named domains of concern are on the Linux side, where each server is on its own VLAN and ip subnet, resting on one switch and one router (a standard "router on a stick" setup).

The only two machines of concern at the moment are the two CentOS systems. 6.5 for the server and 7 for the workstation.

All of this rather bland information is just to get started. I am not sure what logs or config files to post, and I would rather not just post everything at once (not that I know what to post in the first place). So, any responses I get to this initial post would need to tell me what info from the two systems I need to post so that someone can begin to help me.

So here is what is happening

On the workstation I can SSH into the server with no problem, and root has the usual access to everything.

However, from Dolphin I can connect to the server, but when accessing the SAMBA shares it is not letting me into sub-directories seen within the shares. I am getting an authentication prompt and typing in root as user and the roots password. I use the same root password everywhere. I have even renamed all of the Windows Admin accounts to root, and use the same root password there, and on all the Cisco devices as well. I want to emphasis that root is the administrative username on everything, and uses the same password everywhere.

below I will post the config files that I know of just to start.


# Unix_name = SMB_name1 SMB_name2 ...
root = root
nobody = guest pcguest smbguest
MikeT = MikeT miket

I would post the smb.conf or portions of it, but because it it so large I will wait for a response that asks for all or part of it.


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