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Old 10-16-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Samba share not visible from PC


I am running Fedora 9, and Samba is running in services.

I setup th default public share.

I cannot see it at all frmo my Windows Vista PCs when I browse the network.

What am I missing?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 04:11 PM   #2
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In smb.conf do you have

workgroup = XXX

where XXX is the same as your Windows' workgroup?
 
Old 10-16-2008, 04:12 PM   #3
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Yes

I can post Samba config later when I get home.

The workgoup name is the same as the Windows workgroup names on the PCs.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 04:18 PM   #4
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Then I'd also check that your firewall is set up for Samba.

Note that SELinux may cause you some issues, but we can fix that.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 04:30 PM   #5
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I do not cross a firewall. They are on the same network.

I also think I have my vista firewall disabled.

I may be running selinux (if I knew what that was).

Thx for the help btw.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 04:31 PM   #6
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Fedora has its firewall enabled by default, so unless you disabled it, it on.

Edit - you'll find the settings under one of the admin menus (security amd SELinux or something like that). Not in Fedora at present.

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Old 10-16-2008, 04:45 PM   #7
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I will check when I am at home later.

Thx for the help.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 05:56 PM   #8
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You can just do

iptables -L

as root from a terminal to show what's set up in the firewall.
 
Old 10-17-2008, 07:08 AM   #9
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I think this was a firewall/selinux issue.

I went into the firewall admin tool and changed to allow smb. Still no luck.

I went into the selinux admin tool and check all samba read/write. At that point the linux box showed up on my network with the file shares there.


I have not copied files up yet. Will have to try that.


I did notice that the samba config tool asks to create 'windows' users for the shares.

Is it possible to just use the local linux accounts to control access? Do I need to create samba user/passwords on top of my windows accounts and also my linux user accounts?

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 10-17-2008, 02:16 PM   #10
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Samba keeps its own user database. Typically you'd mirror linux users - that way you can share their home directories, etc.

Do you have lots of users? I would assume that there is a migration tool you can use to copy linux users across

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