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Old 03-07-2016, 06:52 PM   #1
jgibson706
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Samba worked, and then ... it didn't. What to check?


My usual quick and easy way to get samba working is to install Samba, use gufw to open the appropriate ports ('Home' option) and then use SMB4K to mount drives.

My current install is Manjaro KDE (Capella) and the above was working just fine and then ... it wasn't. The server I'm trying to browse to (NAS) is working, every other device in the house sees it just fine.

What I'm not able to do is see any shares in my workgroup in smb4k, not even my local machine. If I go to Network I see my NAS there, but clicking on it gives me nothing. The only way I can get to it is to type: smb://ipa.ddr.ess.NAS/sharename into Dolphin.

Can't mount shares, can't browse my NAS through any normal means, but from the outside I can browse into this machine from my phone. Samba, at least partially, seems to be working. It's like this machine has gone blind to Samba, while everything around it seems to see things normally.

My question, what do I need to check to get normal browsing/mounting working again? Links, tutorials, whatever welcome. I've already ran through a good bit of this, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/samba but if there's something in there I need to double check please point it out.

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Last edited by jgibson706; 03-07-2016 at 06:55 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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Have you looked at the logs? /var/log/samba is the classic location for them.
 
Old 03-07-2016, 08:07 PM   #3
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Anything in particular I need to look for?

Latest smbd.log:

[2016/03/07 17:05:08.741026, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:124(daemon_ready)
STATUS=daemon 'smbd' finished starting up and ready to serve connections
[2016/03/07 17:21:59.013774, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:124(daemon_ready)
STATUS=daemon 'smbd' finished starting up and ready to serve connections
[2016/03/07 17:30:03.758553, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:124(daemon_ready)
STATUS=daemon 'smbd' finished starting up and ready to serve connections
[2016/03/07 17:50:51.167530, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:124(daemon_ready)
STATUS=daemon 'smbd' finished starting up and ready to serve connections
[2016/03/07 17:51:26.433192, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:124(daemon_ready)
STATUS=daemon 'smbd' finished starting up and ready to serve connections
[2016/03/07 19:02:09.925613, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:124(daemon_ready)
STATUS=daemon 'smbd' finished starting up and ready to serve connections
[2016/03/07 20:10:45.997774, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:124(daemon_ready)
STATUS=daemon 'smbd' finished starting up and ready to serve connections

Latest nmbd.log:

[2016/03/07 06:38:46.453001, 0] ../source3/nmbd/nmbd_become_lmb.c:397(become_local_master_stage2)
*****

Samba name server KOYSO is now a local master browser for workgroup WORKGROUP on subnet 192.168.1.9

*****
[2016/03/07 10:26:52.951277, 0] ../source3/nmbd/nmbd.c:58(terminate)
Got SIGTERM: going down...
[2016/03/07 10:26:53.041006, 0] ../source3/libsmb/nmblib.c:873(send_udp)
Packet send failed to 192.168.1.255(138) ERRNO=Invalid argument
[2016/03/07 10:26:53.041042, 0] ../source3/libsmb/nmblib.c:873(send_udp)
Packet send failed to 192.168.1.255(138) ERRNO=Invalid argument
[2016/03/07 17:05:07.583800, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:135(daemon_status)
STATUS=daemon 'nmbd' : No local IPv4 non-loopback interfaces available, waiting for interface ...NOTE: NetBIOS name resolution is not supported for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).
[2016/03/07 17:05:12.615119, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:124(daemon_ready)
STATUS=daemon 'nmbd' finished starting up and ready to serve connections
[2016/03/07 17:29:09.489497, 0] ../source3/nmbd/nmbd.c:58(terminate)
Got SIGTERM: going down...
[2016/03/07 17:29:09.489573, 0] ../source3/libsmb/nmblib.c:873(send_udp)
Packet send failed to 192.168.254.255(138) ERRNO=Invalid argument
[2016/03/07 17:30:01.823013, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:135(daemon_status)
STATUS=daemon 'nmbd' : No local IPv4 non-loopback interfaces available, waiting for interface ...NOTE: NetBIOS name resolution is not supported for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).
[2016/03/07 17:30:07.498657, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:124(daemon_ready)
STATUS=daemon 'nmbd' finished starting up and ready to serve connections
[2016/03/07 19:02:09.819828, 0] ../source3/nmbd/nmbd.c:58(terminate)
Got SIGTERM: going down...
[2016/03/07 19:02:09.935633, 0] ../lib/util/become_daemon.c:124(daemon_ready)
STATUS=daemon 'nmbd' finished starting up and ready to serve connections
[2016/03/07 20:13:36.961875, 0] ../source3/nmbd/nmbd_become_lmb.c:397(become_local_master_stage2)
*****

Samba name server KOYSO is now a local master browser for workgroup WORKGROUP on subnet 192.168.254.16

*****
 
Old 03-07-2016, 08:23 PM   #4
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Anything in particular I need to look for?
Anything out of the ordinary, but nothing out of the ordinary seems present. I've not run into this and I'm just a hobbbyist.

I have several ideas for troubleshooting, though.

You could check that the samba server daemon (smbd) is running:

Code:
$ ps -A | grep smb
 1780 ?        00:00:00 smbd
 1782 ?        00:00:00 smbd
 1798 ?        00:00:00 smbd
26846 ?        00:00:00 smbd
26847 ?        00:02:26 smbd
If it is not, restart it; if it isn't, try stopping and restarting it, maybe even try a reboot if you have not already done so.

Make sure you can ping the samba server from the clients.

You might also post your /etc/samba/smb.conf file here, being sure to surround it with "Code" tags (it can be a very long file if it's full of a bunch of comments) which become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the "compose post" window.

Here's an article on troubleshooting Samba: https://www.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/ch12.html
 
Old 03-07-2016, 08:31 PM   #5
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Stopped, restarted, rebooted, this has been going on for days.

$ ps -A | grep smb
9642 ? 00:00:00 smbd
9643 ? 00:00:00 smbd
9645 ? 00:00:00 smbd
12873 ? 00:00:57 smb4k

Code:
# 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
#
# 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. 
#
#======================= Global Settings =====================================
[global]

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
   workgroup = WORKGROUP

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
   server string = Samba Server

# 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. 192.168.2. 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 = bsd

# 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

# 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.
   security = user
   map to guest = bad user
# 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.
;  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
;  encrypt passwords = yes
;  smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

# The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to
# update the Linux sytsem 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

# 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 = 192.168.1.255 192.168.2.44

# 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 = no

# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
;   os level = 33

# 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

# Use only if you have an NT server on your network that has been
# configured at install time to be a primary domain controller.
;   domain controller = <NT-Domain-Controller-SMBName>

# 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 = %U.bat

# 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
usershare path = /var/lib/samba/usershare
usershare max shares = 100
usershare allow guests = yes
usershare owner only = yes

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
[homes]
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes

# 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
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   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
I'm working on reviewing this, but as a hobbyist myself, there's nothing changed from default in here that that arch wiki didn't tell me to put in there.

Last edited by jgibson706; 03-07-2016 at 08:33 PM.
 
Old 03-08-2016, 06:50 AM   #6
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Cool deal. Still don't know what the cause was, but after un/reinstalling smb4k, reconfigging samba, it started working again. Even the network section in Dolphin started working again. Anywho, it looks like I'm set. Thanks for the responses.

Last edited by jgibson706; 03-08-2016 at 06:53 AM.
 
  


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