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Old 06-23-2008, 02:51 AM   #1
TalkingMarble
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Samba share


Hello,

I installed and configured samba on a Centos 5.0 server and created a share [backup] that i want to make available in our windows environment. I am using the following smb.conf file:

[global]
workgroup = DOMAIN
Netbios name = SERVERNAME
realm = XX.DOMAIN.NET
preferred master = no
server string = Samba file and print server
security = ADS
encrypt passwords = yes
log level = 3
log file = /var/log/samba/%m
max log size = 50
printcap name = cups
printing = cups

[homes]
comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S
read only = No
browseable = No

[printers]
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
printable = yes
guest ok = no
writable = no

[backup]
comment = share backup files
path = /home/share
public = no
writable = yes
browseable = yes
printable = no
create mask = 0765

I added the samba server to the windows 2003 domain (net ads join), but when i am trying to access the samba share through windows explorer i get the following message "no network provider accepted the given network path".

I already checked the following:
-i used testparm to check the smb.conf file
-i ran "kinit" to check kerboros
-i confirmed that our samba server was available in Active directory
-i used "smb status" to check that the samba service is running

I searched several websites in order to solve my problem, but i can't seem to get it work.

Any help will be appriceated.

TIA
 
Old 06-23-2008, 03:07 AM   #2
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Did you open the relevant ports on the firewall?
 
Old 06-23-2008, 03:18 AM   #3
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Which ports should be open? I didn't open any ports on the firewall, as i can reach the samba server with a PING ipaddress.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 03:33 AM   #4
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Sure, but ping uses ICMP type 8.

You need to check (try google), but ports 137-139 and sometimes port 445. I honestly can't recall if you need udp and tcp or not
 
Old 06-23-2008, 07:12 AM   #5
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You were right about the firewall. I added port 137-139 and 445 in the iptables file, and after a restart i was able to access my share through windows explorer. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

For those who have the same problem i include an URL, where to read how to adjust the iptable file: http://troy.jdmz.net/samba/fw/
 
  


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