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  1. SAMBA --- Win Xp cannot connect to server

    I have a ubuntu server, 5.10 with samba Version 3.0.14a-Ubuntu.
    I can smbclient, ,smbmount from localhost but i cannot conect from my
    laptop windows xp home.
    in the network neib. i can see the HOME group.
    I use shorewall as firewall, but if i stop it the problem continues.

    Here is my smb.conf:
    #
    # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.
    #
    #
    # 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 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 commentary 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 many any basic syntactic
    # errors.
    #

    #======================= Global Settings =======================

    [global]

    ## Browsing/Identification ###

    # Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will
    part of
    netbios name = dannyboy
    workgroup = HOME


    # server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
    server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)

    # Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
    # WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable its 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

    # This will prevent nmbd to search for NetBIOS names through DNS.
    dns proxy = no

    # What naming service and in what order should we use to resolve host
    names
    # to IP addresses
    ; name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast


    #### Debugging/Accounting ####

    # This tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
    # that connects
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

    # Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
    max log size = 1000

    # If you want Samba to only log through syslog then set the following
    # parameter to 'yes'.
    ; syslog only = no

    # We want Samba to log a minimum amount of information to syslog.
    Everything
    # should go to /var/log/samba/log.{smbd,nmbd} instead. If you want to
    log
    # through syslog you should set the following parameter to something
    higher.
    syslog = 0

    # Do something sensible when Samba crashes: mail the admin a backtrace
    panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d


    ####### Authentication #######

    # "security = user" is always a good idea. This will require a Unix
    account
    # in this server for every user accessing the server. See
    # /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/ServerType.html in the samba-doc
    # package for details.
    security = share
    hosts allow = 192.168
    map to guest = Bad User
    guest account = guest
    username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

    # You may wish to use password encryption. See the section on
    # 'encrypt passwords' in the smb.conf(5) manpage before enabling.
    encrypt passwords = true

    # If you are using encrypted passwords, Samba will need to know what
    # password database type you are using.
    passdb backend = tdbsam guest

    obey pam restrictions = yes

    ; guest account = nobody
    guest account = smbguest
    invalid users = root

    # This boolean parameter controls whether Samba attempts to sync the
    Unix
    # password with the SMB password when the encrypted SMB password in the
    # passdb is changed.
    ; unix password sync = no

    # For Unix password sync to work on a Debian GNU/Linux system, the
    following
    # parameters must be set (thanks to Augustin Luton
    for
    # sending the correct chat script for the passwd program in Debian
    Potato).
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n
    *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .

    # This boolean controls whether PAM will be used for password changes
    # when requested by an SMB client instead of the program listed in
    # 'passwd program'. The default is 'no'.
    ; pam password change = no


    ########## Printing ##########

    # If you want to automatically load your printer list rather
    # than setting them up individually then you'll need this
    ; load printers = yes

    # lpr(ng) printing. You may wish to override the location of the
    # printcap file
    ; printing = bsd
    ; printcap name = /etc/printcap

    # CUPS printing. See also the cupsaddsmb(8) manpage in the
    # cupsys-client package.
    ; printing = cups
    ; printcap name = cups

    # When using [print$], root is implicitly a 'printer admin', but you
    can
    # also give this right to other users to add drivers and set printer
    # properties
    ; printer admin = @ntadmin


    ######## File sharing ########

    # Name mangling options
    ; preserve case = yes
    ; short preserve case = yes


    ############ Misc ############

    # 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 = /home/samba/etc/smb.conf.%m

    # Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
    # See smb.conf(5) and /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/speed.html
    # for details
    # You may want to add the following on a Linux system:
    # SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
    socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY

    # The following parameter is useful only if you have the linpopup
    package
    # installed. The samba maintainer and the linpopup maintainer are
    # working to ease installation and configuration of linpopup and samba.
    ; message command = /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm
    %s' &

    # Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. If
    this
    # machine will be configured as a BDC (a secondary logon server), you
    # must set this to 'no'; otherwise, the default behavior is
    recommended.
    ; domain master = auto

    # Some defaults for winbind (make sure you're not using the ranges
    # for something else.)
    ; idmap uid = 10000-20000
    ; idmap gid = 10000-20000
    ; template shell = /bin/bash

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

    [homes]
    comment = Home Directories
    browseable = yes

    # By default, the home directories are exported read-only. Change next
    # parameter to 'yes' if you want to be able to write to them.
    writable = yes

    # File creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want
    to
    # create files with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.
    create mask = 0700

    # Directory creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you
    want to
    # create dirs. with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.
    directory mask = 0700

    # Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain
    Logons
    # (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)
    ;[netlogon]
    ; comment = Network Logon Service
    ; path = /home/samba/netlogon
    ; guest ok = yes
    ; writable = no
    ; share modes = no

    [printers]
    comment = All Printers
    browseable = no
    path = /tmp
    printable = yes
    public = no
    writable = no
    create mode = 0700

    # Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable
    # printer drivers
    [print$]
    comment = Printer Drivers
    path = /var/lib/samba/printers
    browseable = yes
    read only = yes
    guest ok = no
    # Uncomment to allow remote administration of Windows print drivers.
    # Replace 'ntadmin' with the name of the group your admin users are
    # members of.
    ; write list = root, @ntadmin

    # A sample share for sharing your CD-ROM with others.
    ;[cdrom]
    ; comment = Samba server's CD-ROM
    ; writable = no
    ; locking = no
    ; path = /cdrom
    ; public = yes

    # The next two parameters show how to auto-mount a CD-ROM when the
    # cdrom share is accesed. For this to work /etc/fstab must contain
    # an entry like this:
    #
    # /dev/scd0 /cdrom iso9660 defaults,noauto,ro,user 0 0
    #
    # The CD-ROM gets unmounted automatically after the connection to the
    #
    # If you don't want to use auto-mounting/unmounting make sure the CD
    # is mounted on /cdrom
    #
    ; preexec = /bin/mount /cdrom
    ; postexec = /bin/umount /cdrom

    [websites]
    comment = Websites Tests
    path = /home/daniel/websites
    public = yes
    writable = yes
    create mask = 0777
    directory mask = 0777
    force user = nobody
    force group = nogroup
    I have the notebook user daniel, the server user daniel and the samba
    user daniel properly added;.
    Please I need this to work

    Thanx!


  2. Re: SAMBA --- Win Xp cannot connect to server

    ok, Your 'Logging' section - one addition and one change
    log level = 2
    max log size = 50

    (the first one logs problems, increase it to 3 if it is not enough
    the second one caps logfiles at 50k. You will get several logfiles and
    you really do not want to be looking through 1MB of garbage each time)

    Now to 'Authentication',
    security = user
    hosts allow = 192.168.xxx. (whatever your network is)

    is 'guest' defined as a legitimate user-account? You have this
    parameter twice so something is wrong. Going on to Encryption, this is
    extremely important and you need to understand it. My webpage on this
    is ancient but should help: http://home.arcor.de/36bit/samba.html#4.1
    There is also a chapter on guest-accounts (4.10) and in
    http://home.arcor.de/36bit/samba.html#3.2.2 a discussion on the
    'security' parameter.

    best of luck. The email address shown above is a dead account used as a
    spam catcher.


  3. Re: SAMBA --- Win Xp cannot connect to server

    I did a couple of suggested changes to the HOMES and GLOBAL sections;
    try it that way. Good luck!

    danielTI@gmail.com wrote:
    > I have a ubuntu server, 5.10 with samba Version 3.0.14a-Ubuntu.
    > I can smbclient, ,smbmount from localhost but i cannot conect from my
    > laptop windows xp home.
    > in the network neib. i can see the HOME group.
    > I use shorewall as firewall, but if i stop it the problem continues.
    >
    > Here is my smb.conf:
    > #
    > # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.
    > #
    > #
    > # 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 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 commentary 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 many any basic syntactic
    > # errors.
    > #
    >
    > #======================= Global Settings =======================
    >
    > [global]
    >
    > ## Browsing/Identification ###
    >
    > # Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will
    > part of
    > netbios name = dannyboy
    > workgroup = HOME

    wins support = yes
    security = user
    map to guest = Bad User
    encrypt passwords = yes
    domain master = yes
    preferred master = yes
    os level = 255
    username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
    passdb backend = smbpasswd
    # You will have to edit smbpasswd and mimic the root user, typing in
    an extra line for each user, and then
    # you will need to use smbpasswd username to change it. (Assuming you
    # want to use smbpasswd to authenticate users.
    # You can also use other different options.

    >
    > ########## Printing ##########
    >
    > # If you want to automatically load your printer list rather
    > # than setting them up individually then you'll need this
    > ; load printers = yes
    >
    > # lpr(ng) printing. You may wish to override the location of the
    > # printcap file
    > ; printing = bsd
    > ; printcap name = /etc/printcap
    >
    > # CUPS printing. See also the cupsaddsmb(8) manpage in the
    > # cupsys-client package.
    > ; printing = cups
    > ; printcap name = cups
    >
    > # When using [print$], root is implicitly a 'printer admin', but you
    > can
    > # also give this right to other users to add drivers and set printer
    > # properties
    > ; printer admin = @ntadmin
    >
    >
    > ######## File sharing ########
    >
    > # Name mangling options
    > ; preserve case = yes
    > ; short preserve case = yes
    >
    >
    > ############ Misc ############
    >
    > # 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 = /home/samba/etc/smb.conf.%m
    >
    > # Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
    > # See smb.conf(5) and /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/speed.html
    > # for details
    > # You may want to add the following on a Linux system:
    > # SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
    > socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY
    >
    > # The following parameter is useful only if you have the linpopup
    > package
    > # installed. The samba maintainer and the linpopup maintainer are
    > # working to ease installation and configuration of linpopup and samba.
    > ; message command = /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm
    > %s' &
    >
    > # Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. If
    > this
    > # machine will be configured as a BDC (a secondary logon server), you
    > # must set this to 'no'; otherwise, the default behavior is
    > recommended.
    > ; domain master = auto
    >
    > # Some defaults for winbind (make sure you're not using the ranges
    > # for something else.)
    > ; idmap uid = 10000-20000
    > ; idmap gid = 10000-20000
    > ; template shell = /bin/bash
    >
    > #======================= Share Definitions =======================
    >
    > [homes]
    > comment = Home Directories

    browseable = no
    valid users = %S
    read only = No
    inherit permissions = Yes
    guest ok = no
    printable = no
    map archive = yes

    > [printers]
    > comment = All Printers
    > browseable = no
    > path = /tmp
    > printable = yes
    > public = no
    > writable = no
    > create mode = 0700
    >
    > # Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable
    > # printer drivers
    > [print$]
    > comment = Printer Drivers
    > path = /var/lib/samba/printers
    > browseable = yes
    > read only = yes
    > guest ok = no
    > # Uncomment to allow remote administration of Windows print drivers.
    > # Replace 'ntadmin' with the name of the group your admin users are
    > # members of.
    > ; write list = root, @ntadmin
    >
    > # A sample share for sharing your CD-ROM with others.
    > ;[cdrom]
    > ; comment = Samba server's CD-ROM
    > ; writable = no
    > ; locking = no
    > ; path = /cdrom
    > ; public = yes
    >
    > # The next two parameters show how to auto-mount a CD-ROM when the
    > # cdrom share is accesed. For this to work /etc/fstab must contain
    > # an entry like this:
    > #
    > # /dev/scd0 /cdrom iso9660 defaults,noauto,ro,user 0 0
    > #
    > # The CD-ROM gets unmounted automatically after the connection to the
    > #
    > # If you don't want to use auto-mounting/unmounting make sure the CD
    > # is mounted on /cdrom
    > #
    > ; preexec = /bin/mount /cdrom
    > ; postexec = /bin/umount /cdrom
    >
    > [websites]
    > comment = Websites Tests
    > path = /home/daniel/websites
    > public = yes
    > writable = yes
    > create mask = 0777
    > directory mask = 0777
    > force user = nobody
    > force group = nogroup
    > I have the notebook user daniel, the server user daniel and the samba
    > user daniel properly added;.
    > Please I need this to work
    >
    > Thanx!
    >


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