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Old 12-04-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
kofi
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FC3 & Samba -- Help


Hello all,

So i thought I knew Samba, I set up Samba on FC 3 and can't get the bloody thing to work.

Below is my smb.conf file. I have done this a thousand times on other distributions. I have 2 XP machines that connect to ths server. Funny thing is if I restart the samba server, I can connect to the server, run the logon script and connect to all the shares from the XP machines.

However, when I restart the XP machines, boom it comes back saying the Samba server is offline. I have checked everything I can think of, even re-installed Samba and the whole FC 3 at one point.

I have a feeling it has to do with the firewall, so i used the FC3 firewall setting, and enabled the following ports 137, 138,139, 445 both udp and tcp, but still no go and also when I do an nmap I get the following:


nmap 192.168.1.4

Starting nmap 3.70 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) at 2004-12-04 15:02 EST
Interesting ports on boh.intranet.e-fellowship.com (192.168.1.4):
(The 1649 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
PORT STATE SERVICE
21/tcp open ftp
22/tcp open ssh
53/tcp open domain
80/tcp open http
111/tcp open rpcbind
139/tcp open netbios-ssn
443/tcp open https
445/tcp open microsoft-ds
3128/tcp open squid-http
6000/tcp open X11
32770/tcp open sometimes-rpc3

I even went loco, and disabled the firewall, and stopped iptables from starting in the services window. Still No Success. Am I doing something very wrong, anyone had this kind of issues with Samba on FC3?

Help Anyone??

Thanks!

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[global]

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
workgroup = fellowship
netbios name = boh
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g xpmachines -s /bin/false -M %u

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
server string = e-fellowship Samba Server %v on %h | %T

# This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
# connections to machines which are on your local network. The
# following example restricts access to two C class networks and
# the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
# the smb.conf man page
hosts allow = 192.168.1. 127.

# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes

# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx
printing = cups

# This option tells cups that the data has already been rasterized
cups options = raw

# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to /etc/passwd
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used
; guest account = pcguest

# this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
# all log information in one file
# log file = /var/log/samba/smbd.log

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
max log size = 50

# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
# Use password server option only with security = server
; password server = <NT-Server-Name>

# Password Level allows matching of _n_ characters of the password for
# all combinations of upper and lower case.
password level = 8
username level = 8

# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

# The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to
# update the Linux system password also.
# NOTE: Use these with 'encrypt passwords' and 'smb passwd file' above.
# NOTE2: You do NOT need these to allow workstations to change only
# the encrypted SMB passwords. They allow the Unix password
# to be kept in sync with the SMB password.
unix password sync = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*

# Unix users can map to different SMB User names
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration
# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name
# of the machine that is connecting
; include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

# Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them
# here. See the man page for details.
; interfaces = 192.168.12.2/24 192.168.13.2/24

# Configure remote browse list synchronisation here
# request announcement to, or browse list sync from:
# a specific host or from / to a whole subnet (see below)
; remote browse sync = 192.168.3.25 192.168.5.255
# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here
remote announce = 192.168.1.255

# 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
local master = yes

# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
os level = 64

# 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 master = yes

# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
preferred master = yes

# Enable this if you want Samba to be a domain logon server for
# Windows95 workstations.
domain logons = yes

# if you enable domain logons then you may want a per-machine or
# per user logon script
# run a specific logon batch file per workstation (machine)
; logon script = %m.bat
# run a specific logon batch file per username
logon script = logon.bat
logon drive = i:
# Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT)
# %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username
# You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below
; logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U
# All NetBIOS names must be resolved to IP Addresses
# 'Name Resolve Order' allows the named resolution mechanism to be specified
# the default order is "host lmhosts wins bcast". "host" means use the unix
# system gethostbyname() function call that will use either /etc/hosts OR
# DNS or NIS depending on the settings of /etc/host.config, /etc/nsswitch.conf
# and the /etc/resolv.conf file. "host" therefore is system configuration
# dependant. This parameter is most often of use to prevent DNS lookups
# in order to resolve NetBIOS names to IP Addresses. Use with care!
# The example below excludes use of name resolution for machines that are NOT
# on the local network segment
# - OR - are not deliberately to be known via lmhosts or via WINS.
# name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
wins support = yes

# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
# Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
; wins server = w.x.y.z

# 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.
wins proxy = yes

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
dns proxy = no

# Case Preservation can be handy - system default is _no_
# NOTE: These can be set on a per share basis
; preserve case = no
; short preserve case = no
# Default case is normally upper case for all DOS files
; default case = lower
# Be very careful with case sensitivity - it can break things!
case sensitive = no

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
template shell = /bin/false
# winbind use default domain = no


[netlogon]
path = /export/samba/netlogon
read only = yes
public = no

[homes]
comment = e-fellowship Personal Home Directories
valid users = %S
browseable = no
writeable = yes
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

[downloads]
path = /export/downloads
browseable = no
guest ok = yes
guest only = no
writeable = yes
printable = no
valid users = gandalf
write list = gandalf
create mask = 0770
directory mask = 0770

[music]
path = /export/music
browseable = no
guest ok = yes
guest only = no
writeable = yes
printable = no
valid users = @fellowship
write list = @fellowship
create mask = 0770
directory mask = 0770

[portfolio]
path = /export/portfolio
browseable = no
guest ok = yes
guest only = no
writeable = yes
printable = no
valid users = gandalf
write list = gandalf
create mask = 0770
directory mask = 0770

[projects]
path = /export/projects
browseable = no
guest ok = yes
guest only = no
writeable = yes
printable = no
valid users = @fellowship
write list = @fellowship
create mask = 0770
directory mask = 0770

[xmotion]
path = /export/xmotion
browseable = no
guest ok = yes
guest only = no
writeable = yes
printable = no
valid users = gandalf
write list = gandalf
create mask = 0770
directory mask = 0770


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


# Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
# the default is to use the user's home directory
;[Profiles]
; path = /home/profiles
; browseable = no
; guest ok = yes


# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to
# specifically define each individual printer
[printers]
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
printable = yes

# This one is useful for people to share files
;[tmp]
; comment = Temporary file space
; path = /tmp
; read only = no
; public = yes

# A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people in
# the "staff" group
;[public]
; comment = Public Stuff
; path = /home/samba
; public = yes
; read only = yes
; write list = @staff

# Other examples.
#
# A private printer, usable only by fred. Spool data will be placed in fred's
# home directory. Note that fred must have write access to the spool directory,
# wherever it is.
;[fredsprn]
; comment = Fred's Printer
; valid users = fred
; path = /homes/fred
; printer = freds_printer
; public = no
; writable = no
; printable = yes

# A private directory, usable only by fred. Note that fred requires write
# access to the directory.
;[fredsdir]
; comment = Fred's Service
; path = /usr/somewhere/private
; valid users = fred
; public = no
; writable = yes
; printable = no

# a service which has a different directory for each machine that connects
# this allows you to tailor configurations to incoming machines. You could
# also use the %u option to tailor it by user name.
# The %m gets replaced with the machine name that is connecting.
;[pchome]
; comment = PC Directories
; path = /usr/pc/%m
; public = no
; writable = yes

# A publicly accessible directory, read/write to all users. Note that all files
# created in the directory by users will be owned by the default user, so
# any user with access can delete any other user's files. Obviously this
# directory must be writable by the default user. Another user could of course
# be specified, in which case all files would be owned by that user instead.
;[public]
; path = /usr/somewhere/else/public
; public = yes
; only guest = yes
; writable = yes
; printable = no
# The following two entries demonstrate how to share a directory so that two
# users can place files there that will be owned by the specific users. In this
# setup, the directory should be writable by both users and should have the
# sticky bit set on it to prevent abuse. Obviously this could be extended to
# as many users as required.
;[myshare]
; comment = Mary's and Fred's stuff
; path = /usr/somewhere/shared
; valid users = mary fred
; public = no
; writable = yes
; printable = no
; create mask = 0765
 
Old 12-05-2004, 05:47 AM   #2
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That looks OK to me. You can use the testparm command-line utility to double-check that your configuration is correct.

Since the XP systems *can* connect to the server, the puzzle is why they can't locate the Samba service at startup. My instinct would be that it's a discovery issue - something wrong with the way WINS and NetBIOS is set up that prevents the XP systems from quickly finding the controller for their domain.

To isolate the problem I would note down the exact settings for an XP box and then boot it with your favourite Linux bootable CD. Trying connecting to the server and browsing the network from the machine with Linux using exactly the same settings - if it works then the problem is specific to XP.

Note that there was a package update for Samba the other day. Probably not relevent, but worth trying with the latest stable version etc.
 
  


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