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Old 04-30-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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Question Windows machine can not see my samba shared folder.


Hey samba regulars,

quick question from a first time set up for me...

I have everything networked properly, as far as I can tell, both computers see each other... I can use putty to port in and use my Linux machine (Debian 4).

When I go to map network drive on my XP machine, I can see the computer, but not the shared folder. After some googling I found that i have to create my Windows user name ont he Linux machine as a user as well...unforunately, that user is 'Administrator' So I told Linux to force user, and it created it, and did smbpasswd command and added the user to the samba list. Still nothing.

Where did I go wrong?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-30-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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Hey samba regulars,


. After some googling I found that i have to create my Windows user name ont he Linux machine as a user as well...

Thanks in advance.
Not really, you can authenticate with your Linux username. If you can't see the share at all after accessing the server, then there is a samba misconfiguration.

Try accessing the server by its IP. In Windows use RUN:

\\Server_IP\

If samba is properly configure you should see your shares.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 03:32 AM   #3
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Best would be to try to access the share from windows, then check your logs (/var/log/samba/you_win_comp.log)
Also post your smb.conf snippets here.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 03:16 PM   #4
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Thanks

Thanks for replies guys, when I can get back home to that computer I will try everything. Appreciate your help, will post results back asap.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 09:31 PM   #5
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Unhappy results from trying to see folders from windows machine

When i typed '\\samba ip address\' in windows explorer, it gave a me a pop up to log in to the apache linux machine.

when i logged in with a user and pass i know exist ont he windows machine, it wouldnt accept it.


when i checked the log file, this is what i saw...
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
[2009/04/30 20:41:15, 0] lib/util_sock.c:write_data(562)
write_data: write failure in writing to client 0.0.0.0. Error Connection reset by peer
[2009/04/30 20:41:15, 0] lib/util_sock.c:send_smb(761)
Error writing 4 bytes to client. -1. (Connection reset by peer)
[2009/05/06 22:15:17, 0] lib/util_sock.c:write_data(562)
write_data: write failure in writing to client 192.168.1.102. Error Connection reset by peer
[2009/05/06 22:15:17, 0] lib/util_sock.c:send_smb(761)
Error writing 4 bytes to client. -1. (Connection reset by peer)
[2009/05/06 22:24:22, 0] lib/util_sock.c:write_data(562)
write_data: write failure in writing to client 0.0.0.0. Error Connection reset by peer
[2009/05/06 22:24:22, 0] lib/util_sock.c:send_smb(761)
Error writing 4 bytes to client. -1. (Connection reset by peer)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
I am at a loss.

I also noticed the many different log files. some listed by ip and some listed by user name. Hopefully that is correct.

thanks in advance.

mtlhd
 
Old 05-06-2009, 09:41 PM   #6
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my current samba config file

-------------------------------------------
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from 192.168.1.149 (192.168.1.149)
# Date: 2009/05/06 22:37:56

[global]
workgroup = HOME
server string = Samba Server
obey pam restrictions = Yes
passdb backend = tdbsam
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
syslog = 0
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
dns proxy = No
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
invalid users = root

[printers]
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
create mask = 0700
printable = Yes
browseable = No

[print$]
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /var/lib/samba/printers

[allusers]
comment = All Users
path = /home/shares/allusers
valid users = @users
force group = users
read only = No
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0771

[www]
comment = web root folder
path = /home/me/www/webroot
valid users = me
write list = me
read only = No
guest ok = Yes
---------------------------------------------------------------------

what is wrong with this set up?
I can not see anything from my windows machine when i go to map network drive.

thanks again linux community


-mtlhd
 
Old 05-06-2009, 09:49 PM   #7
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Does the group "users" and the user "me" actually exist?

Could you show "pdbedt -L"

Edit - make that "pdbedit -L"

Last edited by billymayday; 05-06-2009 at 09:52 PM.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 09:52 PM   #8
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thanks for the reply billy

im afriad that command didnt work though...

is there somewhere I can look for users and passwords?
Im trying to use a linux user account right now....


thanks

mtlhd
 
Old 05-07-2009, 01:55 AM   #9
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tdbdump can be used to view the contents of the /etc/samba/passdb.tdb file, since it is now a binary database.
 
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thanks for the reply billy

im afriad that command didnt work though...

is there somewhere I can look for users and passwords?
Im trying to use a linux user account right now....


thanks

mtlhd
Did you see my edit - I mis-typed first time
 
Old 05-07-2009, 02:18 AM   #11
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thanks for the reply billy

im afriad that command didnt work though...

is there somewhere I can look for users and passwords?
Im trying to use a linux user account right now....


thanks

mtlhd
Make sure that the user name you trying to connect, exists in linux and samba too.

(im not a guru but i had the same problem before and solved it by this way. )
 
Old 05-07-2009, 03:08 PM   #12
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thanks

thanks all, I will check all this stuff when I get home. Will reply as soon as I have tried it.

-mtlhd
 
Old 05-09-2009, 07:28 PM   #13
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For Billy, pdbedit -L posted.

apache:~# pdbedit -L
games:5:games
nobody:65534:nobody
proxy:13roxy
www-data:33:www-data
root:0:root
news:9:news
bin:2:bin
mail:8:mail
hplip:107:HPLIP system user,,,
messagebus:103:
proftpd:112:
daemon:1:daemon
sshd:108:
man:6:man
lp:7:lp
Debian-exim:100:
mysql:110:MySQL Server,,,
gnats:41:Gnats Bug-Reporting System (admin)
chad:1000:Chad Cochran,,,
backup:34:backup
haldaemon:105:Hardware abstraction layer,,,
fetchmail:109:
sys:3:sys
ntp:114:
avahi:104:Avahi mDNS daemon,,,
identd:102:
postfix:111:
list:38:Mailing List Manager
irc:39:ircd
gdm:106:Gnome Display Manager
statd:101:
ftp:113:
sync:4:sync
uucp:10:uucp
Administrator:4294967295:Windows Web Dev Machine,,,
apache:~#

----------------------------------------------------------
I first referred to user 'chad' as 'me:user'


Thats the result. Still can't see folders on apache machine. Thanks all.

Last edited by mtlhd; 05-09-2009 at 07:29 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 09:01 PM   #14
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The Good fight is over. It turns out, I over looked the obvious and I am the Ultimate Noobness.

I added a samba user from the command line. Samba was working all a long but had no users. I was under the impression it just used regular user accounts from the OS. Yes I am retarded.

all good now. thanks all.

Last edited by mtlhd; 05-09-2009 at 10:41 PM.
 
  


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