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Old 01-26-2014, 10:54 PM   #1
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Trouble making samba work mounting shares


So my latest battle in my first attempt at a home linux server is configuring samba so that I can share a usb drive connected to the server.

I configured samba with using these links:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/lin...sharing/1847/#.

http://sharadchhetri.com/2013/02/17/...r-in-centos-6/

I have a share, samba users and group set up and samba client on my laptop. Client is running KXStudio right now, which is a Debian/Ubuntu distro. The server is Centos 6.5.

I tried mounting using smbclient //192.168.1.7/Media -U ryan
and I get : Domain=[MYGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.6.9-167.el6_5]
tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

I tried using Dolphin file manager and it says there may be a firewall preventing samba.
 
Old 01-27-2014, 08:44 AM   #2
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Hello Ryanms3030,

can you paste the output of these two commands

getenforce
iptables -nL
 
Old 01-27-2014, 11:13 AM   #3
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Hello Ryanms3030,

can you paste the output of these two commands

getenforce
iptables -nL
getenforce:

Disabled

iptables -nL:

Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Last edited by Ryanms3030; 01-27-2014 at 11:16 AM.
 
Old 01-27-2014, 04:22 PM   #4
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getenforce:

Disabled

iptables -nL:

Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
Any thoughts? I did disable SELinux on the server previously as it was recommended in the samba tutorials I read (as well as being recommended when I was trying to get ssh working). Would any other info from my iptables config be relevant?

This is frustrating because I would be able to quickly set up a share in Win or OSX because I have years of experience with those but the Linux learning curve is still steep. For every time I post a question I do google and read at least 10 relevant links to try to solve things on my own. I have managed to solve other things like setting up KVM on my own but SSH and now Samba which seem like 2 simple things have given me the most headaches
 
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Post your smb.conf file.

Can you accesss the share on the server it self via
smbclient //localhost/Media -U ryan
 
Old 01-27-2014, 06:05 PM   #6
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Post your smb.conf file.

Can you accesss the share on the server it self via
smbclient //localhost/Media -U ryan
When I ran smbclient //localhost/Media -U ryan, it said the command did not exist. Here is the smb.conf:


$ cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
# 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
#
# For a step to step guide on installing, configuring and using samba,
# read the Samba-HOWTO-Collection. This may be obtained from:
# http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samb...Collection.pdf
#
# Many working examples of smb.conf files can be found in the
# Samba-Guide which is generated daily and can be downloaded from:
# http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf
#
# 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 check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors.
#
#---------------
# SELINUX NOTES:
#
# If you want to use the useradd/groupadd family of binaries please run:
# setsebool -P samba_domain_controller on
#
# If you want to share home directories via samba please run:
# setsebool -P samba_enable_home_dirs on
#
# If you create a new directory you want to share you should mark it as
# "samba_share_t" so that selinux will let you write into it.
# Make sure not to do that on system directories as they may already have
# been marked with othe SELinux labels.
#
# Use ls -ldZ /path to see which context a directory has
#
# Set labels only on directories you created!
# To set a label use the following: chcon -t samba_share_t /path
#
# If you need to share a system created directory you can use one of the
# following (read-only/read-write):
# setsebool -P samba_export_all_ro on
# or
# setsebool -P samba_export_all_rw on
#
# If you want to run scripts (preexec/root prexec/print command/...) please
# put them into the /var/lib/samba/scripts directory so that smbd will be
# allowed to run them.
# Make sure you COPY them and not MOVE them so that the right SELinux context
# is applied, to check all is ok use restorecon -R -v /var/lib/samba/scripts
#
#--------------
#
#======================= Global Settings =====================================

[global]
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
unix charset = UTF-8
dos charset = CP932
load printers = yes
cups options = raw
server string = Samba Server Version %v
path = /media/USB_Media
workgroup = MYGROUP
security = user
passdb backend = tdbsam
max log size = 50

# ----------------------- Network Related Options -------------------------
#
# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name, eg: MIDEARTH
#
# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
#
# netbios name can be used to specify a server name not tied to the hostname
#
# Interfaces lets you configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you can list the ones
# you want to listen on (never omit localhost)
#
# Hosts Allow/Hosts Deny lets you restrict who can connect, and you can
# specifiy it as a per share option as well
#

; netbios name = MYSERVER

interfaces = wlan0 192.168.1.0/24
hosts allow = 127. 192.168.1.

# --------------------------- Logging Options -----------------------------
#
# Log File let you specify where to put logs and how to split them up.
#
# Max Log Size let you specify the max size log files should reach

# logs split per machine
# max 50KB per log file, then rotate

# ----------------------- Standalone Server Options ------------------------
#
# Scurity can be set to user, share(deprecated) or server(deprecated)
#
# Backend to store user information in. New installations should
# use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards
# compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.


# ----------------------- Domain Members Options ------------------------
#
# Security must be set to domain or ads
#
# Use the realm option only with security = ads
# Specifies the Active Directory realm the host is part of
#
# Backend to store user information in. New installations should
# use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards
# compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
#
# Use password server option only with security = server or if you can't
# use the DNS to locate Domain Controllers
# 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 = *

; security = domain
; passdb backend = tdbsam
; realm = MY_REALM

; password server = <NT-Server-Name>

# ----------------------- Domain Controller Options ------------------------
#
# Security must be set to user for domain controllers
#
# Backend to store user information in. New installations should
# use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards
# compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
#
# 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 Logons let Samba be a domain logon server for Windows workstations.
#
# Logon Scrpit let yuou specify a script to be run at login time on the client
# You need to provide it in a share called NETLOGON
#
# Logon Path let you specify where user profiles are stored (UNC path)
#
# Various scripts can be used on a domain controller or stand-alone
# machine to add or delete corresponding unix accounts
#
; security = user
; passdb backend = tdbsam

; domain master = yes
; domain logons = yes

# the login script name depends on the machine name
; logon script = %m.bat
# the login script name depends on the unix user used
; logon script = %u.bat
; logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%u
# disables profiles support by specifing an empty path
; logon path =

; add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd "%u" -n -g users
; add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd "%g"
; add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -n -c "Workstation (%u)" -M -d /nohome -s /bin/false "%u"
; delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u"
; delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u" "%g"
; delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel "%g"

# ----------------------- 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
#
# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
#
# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
; local master = no
; os level = 33
; preferred master = yes

#----------------------------- Name Resolution -------------------------------
# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
#
# - WINS Support: Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
#
# - WINS Server: Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
#
# - 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.
#
# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups.

; wins support = yes
; wins server = w.x.y.z
; wins proxy = yes

; dns proxy = yes

# --------------------------- Printing Options -----------------------------
#
# Load Printers let you load automatically the list of printers rather
# than setting them up individually
#
# Cups Options let you pass the cups libs custom options, setting it to raw
# for example will let you use drivers on your Windows clients
#
# Printcap Name let you specify an alternative printcap file
#
# You can choose a non default printing system using the Printing option

; printcap name = /etc/printcap
#obtain list of printers automatically on SystemV
; printcap name = lpstat
; printing = cups

# --------------------------- Filesystem Options ---------------------------
#
# The following options can be uncommented if the filesystem supports
# Extended Attributes and they are enabled (usually by the mount option
# user_xattr). Thess options will let the admin store the DOS attributes
# in an EA and make samba not mess with the permission bits.
#
# Note: these options can also be set just per share, setting them in global
# makes them the default for all shares

; map archive = no
; map hidden = no
; map read only = no
; map system = no
; store dos attributes = yes

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================

[homes]
comment = Home Directories
browseable = yes
writable = yes
; valid users = %S
; valid users = MYDOMAIN\%S

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

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
; [netlogon]
; comment = Network Logon Service
; path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
; guest ok = yes
; writable = no
; share modes = no

# Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
# the default i

# A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people in
# the "staff" group
[Media]
comment = shared-directory
path = /media/USB_Media
public = no
valid users = ryan, test, @staff
writable = yes
browsable = yes
guest ok = yes
guest only = yes
create mode = 0777
directory mode = 0777
; printable = no
; write list = +staff
create mask = 0765
 
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samba server and client are separate packages. This will install smbclient and other utilities that you can use on the server itself.

yum install samba-client samba-common cifs-utils

You should also be able to connect to your home share i.e.

smbclient //localhost/ryan

In addition if your running a desktop on the server can you access the shares via nautilis via network shares just like dolphin on the client.
 
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:09 PM   #8
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I'm not sure, but it looks like on your share you have set "guest only" as well as defining what users can log in. I think that you have a conflicting situation here.

This is a config that I use for shares that allow certain users.

Code:
[servershare]
path = /home/server/servershare
available = yes
valid users = dolphin oracle
write list = dolphin oracle
browsable = yes
public = no
writable = yes
guest ok = no
read only = no
printable = no
locking = no
strict locking = no
this is a config I use for open shares

Code:
[everyoneshare]
path = /home/server/everyoneshare
available = yes
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
guest ok = yes
force create mode = 777
force directory mode = 777
read only = no
printable = no
locking = no
strict locking = no
maybe these will help you.
 
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:48 PM   #9
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I believe you have not followed correctly all steps written in this link, http://sharadchhetri.com/2013/02/17/...r-in-centos-6/ .

Might be you have mixed both tutorial.I suggest you to start once again,just work on smb.conf file.Restore back the smb.conf file and do editing once again. I have verified all steps today and have not found any problem.

Just read the tutorial carefully.If still has issue,let us know
 
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:25 AM   #10
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Thanks. I recreated the config. I was still not able to mount it on my laptop but I can mount on my Android phone so I know it's configured correctly. I'm done playing around for the night but I'm sure I'll have it figured out tomorrow. Thanks for everyones help as always
 
Old 01-28-2014, 10:19 AM   #11
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Thanks for giving feedback.
 
Old 01-28-2014, 10:57 AM   #12
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Ok, now I can mount from my Linux client laptop. The configuration I ended up using was this:
[Media]
; comment = shared-directory
path = /media/USB_Media
; available = yes
; public = yes
; valid users = ryan, test, @staff
writable = yes
browsable = yes
guest ok = yes
guest only = yes
create mode = 0777
directory mode = 0777
share modes = yes
; printable = no
; write list = +staff
create mask = 0765


So as others said I think my original config had conflicting information. Thanks for all the help once again
 
  


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