Networking :: Mounting Samba Shares From Different Workgroups?
Jul 19, 2010
So my brother has a home network that is setup with multiple workgroups (don't ask why - I have no idea and he refuses to change it). Anyways I just installed Mint 9 (Ubuntu 10.04) on my mother's computer and I need it to be able to access the fileserver in her house where her data is stored. The Mint system is part of the default workgroup and can only see one other system in this workgroup.
The workgroup the file server is a part of is called "hobnw", the server's name is "fileserver", and the share I want to connect to is called "TV Shows" How can I connect to this network share on Linux? (I also know the username and password) When I browse the network under nautilus all I see is the default workgroup and no others. All of the Windows systems on the network (Windows XP, Vista, and Win7) all see and can access the file server without issues.
I've been having terrible trouble with my 64bit Desktop v10.04 ever since I upgraded it. Has been a long battle - but I think I have it down to just one remaining issue which I suspect is more related to the network than to the upgrade. So I'll ask here also... The old system always used grub as the bootloader, and has always worked just fine. I have now had to do a complete fresh install, which incorporated a change to grub2 (first time I have used it).
It would seem now, that grub2 is unable to deal with mounting the samba shares on my lan at boot time. The boot always fails, dumping the user to the cli rather than the gui desktop. The error given indicates that the network is unreachable. Most users of the system have given up on Ubuntu altogether because of this, and fallen back into the clutches of the evil empire (the machine dual boots XP). If I log in, and manually startx to open the desktop, the network is there, and the shares are mounted just fine. Everything seems to be working ok - but for crashing out of the boot process with network errors. The fstab file follows, in case there is some cause there I'm not seeing (I have edited names and passwords prior to posting)...
On my desktop PC I use Kubuntu, and on my laptop i use mint XFCE. I dont, however, seem to be able to get them to see each other via samba. In XFCE I am using Gigolo to browse shares, and dolphin in kde. Both are the amd64 versions.Using gigolo in xfce i am able to mount shares from kubuntu by manually entering the ip and connecting, but no workgroups show up when it searches the network.When I look in pyneighbourhood the workgroup is found but the mounting fails every time.In Kde i see nothing at all in any of my network folders.
Seeing as im not using gnome, and definitely not nautilus, i dont think this applies to me.When I run "smbclient -L ROO-DESKTOP" from my laptop I can see all the shares, and other windows computers on the workgroup.
I'm using ubuntu 10.04 (gnome) - at some point, I had manually mounted a samba share on the home fileserver,
mount -t cifs //homeserver/sharename /serverfiles
It now boots up automatically every time, which is definitely convenient but I don't know how it's being done. I'm going to be mounting the same share using sshfs when I'm away so I'd like to know how it works. When I googlify this, there is mention of altering fstab (which has not been done) or gnome-mount (which does not seem to be it). There is nothing in preferences/startup applications, what is the automounting mechanism being used?
I wrote a little script that will automatically mount two Samba shares to my home directory and I was wondering if a) You guys/gals had any input as to how I could improve on this script and b) Tell me how I would go about having this script automatically execute when I log on via SSH.
#!/bin/sh mount -t smbfs -o username=Myuser,password=Thepassword //192.168.1.102/Data1 /home/user/Data1 mount -t smbfs -o username=Myuser,password=Thepassword //192.168.1.102/Data2 /home/user/Data2
I want to share files from my opensuse 11.3 laptop and Windows XP desktop. It works well between Vista and XP. The domain name is WORKGROUP I checked everything: firewall Opensuse (open ports), firewall XP (disabled), XP workgroup name (WORKGROUP), opensuse Samba workgroup name (WORKGROUP) And my domain controller is set to "Not a DC" Still when I launch network in Dolphin I get "Unable to find any workgroups in your local network"
I just set up my firewall, and now I can't see any Samba workgroups. It says it can't find any workgroups on my local network, and it may be caused by a firewall. It is a firewall issue because if I disable my firewall, I can see the workgroup. What do I need to open on my firewall to see the workgroup? I am using Slackware64 13.37.
Here is how I set up my firewall.
Code: iptables -P INPUT DROP iptables -P FORWARD DROP iptables -A INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -s 127.0.0.0/8 -d 127.0.0.0/8 -i lo -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p icmp -j ACCEPT I got the commands from here url.
My question is that I have a handful of servers, Server 1 is a Suse Linux machine and Server 2 is a Windows Server 2003 machine. I can mount and access the files/shares on the Linux machine no problem but when I come to using the Server 2003 shares I encounter problems ... here is a snip of my fstab ...
Code: //10.0.0.20/applications /myfolder/applications cifs username=user1,password=pass1,auto,uid=user2,gid=group2,0 0 user1 and pass1 is the username and password of a user (local to the remote machine) and user2 and group2 are taken from the machine performing the mount.
Am I doing it right, is that how I should be mounting a share from a (Domain enabled) Windows Server 2003?
I've got a mostly Debian Lenny network but I've set one machine up with Squeeze. One the Squeeze machine I can mount my NFS shares manually but can't get them to mount at boot time. Here's my /etc/fstab file:
Code: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
I'm trying to mount an NFS share from my Gentoo computer on my FC12 laptop, but every time I try to mount the share my laptop completely crashes. The end result is that I have an unresponsive laptop which switches from X to a blank screen and I'm unable to switch to any VT's or reset X. I never had any issues with my laptop freezing like this when I had Gentoo on it, but I'm giving FC a shot.
Server: NFS version: 3 Code: $ cat /etc/exports # /etc/exports: NFS file systems being exported. See exports(5). /mnt/OSX192.168.*.*(async,rw,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check) Running rpcinfo on the server (command run from client)
Anyone recognize these symptoms or know which log files to look in to begin diagnosing? Currently, I'm only able to transfer files via ssh, so I'd like to be able to do that properly.
Using Xubuntu 10.04 to connect to some Windows XP shares by adding lines to fstab. The network shares are not mounted at boot, but can be mounted from the command line, after the OS has booted and everything is up. I am suspecting the network isn't up yet, when fstab is processed. I tried adding the option "_netdev" to the relevant network share lines in fstab, but the shares still don't mount automatically at boot up. I read that this option only works for NFS and I am using CIFS. Can someone confirm that _netdev only works for NFS ?
I've seen solutions involving running a mount script after the OS is fully loaded, or running a cron job to periodically check the status of the share and mount if needed. Good workaround but doesn't address the root cause. Is there any other way (besides the _netdev option) to delay mounting of network shares that appear in fstab until the network interface is up ?
I am working as a Linux administrator in a very small data centre with 5 servers with following routine tasks.
1. Managing SAMBA shares and giving user specific access for the shares. 2. Scheduling backup of some mount points with rsycn to store data in remote hard disk 3. User and group administration, with sudo access. 4. Creating and Managing Xen Virtual machines and giving access to other project teams. 5. Automating some tasks with Shell Scripting. 6. Managing FTP server for user uploads.
I have practiced a lot in my home laptop without RHEL training, Cleared RHCE and LPIC1. I want to do some advanced system admin tasks, but do not have option in my current data centre. With Above skills is it possible to get a job ?
I have an Ubuntu 9.10 Samba file server. I have set up Ubuntu 10.04 netbook remix in a home network which also has Windows XP home and Vista computers already present in the network. The XP and Vista machines have no problem accessing the file shares.
The server is running mhddfs with FlexRaid. The security is set to share level access. I have a hosts allow line in the smb.conf file to permit access to certain IP addresses and have added the 10.04 netbook remix IP address to this hosts allow line.
I cannot access shares from the 10.04netbook remix machine if the hosts allow line is active, but have no problem from the windows machines. If i comment out the hosts allow line, all machines can access the share, including the netbook remix machine. I am fairly new to Linux and would appreciate any help in solving this problem.
I have setup Samba shares on my Ubuntu 10.10 and assigned different different username and password combination for each share.
The sharing works perfectly fine on all the Windows machines but it does not work on OSX. When I try to connect using OSX, it ends up showing waiting icon (screenshot attached) after entering username and password. (It asks for the login details after selecting the share from the list)
Following is my smb file content:
Code: # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
find that i cant access from my ubuntu box (desktop), now running 11.04 (i was able to access yesterday, when i tested the config). I CAN access from my XP and Win7 virtualboxes.and also from another win7 on the house.. So server is working good aparently.This is all i modified from the default config file:
Code: ####### Authentication ####### # "security = user" is always a good idea. This will require a Unix account
I'm having trouble setting up samba to work with my vista machine. Whenever I try to mount certain shares I'm getting error 13- permission denied. Specifically, I'm trying to mount my entire C: with this command at the console:
The funny thing is that I CAN mount some other shares, but not all. My distro is slack-current. I've been following as many relevant threads on this issue for a while now and have tried as many of the suggestions as I could understand, but it's getting to the point that I've lost track of what I've tried and what I haven't. Things I have tried:
Checking permissions on the shares: seem to be ok enabling encrypted passwords: not sure if I did it right. editing the registry for LmCompatablity
I have a problem with 'Samba' shares on Ubuntu 8.04. Bringing shared folders over from Windows (on another computer) is not a problem...until I try same process with a Windows backup folder holding .tib data from an 'Acronis' backup.The files appear in Ubuntu Network, everything looks o.k., Ubuntu just won't copy the data to another folder. Other shares work without a problem, its only with these ':.tib' data.
After latest samba updates from updates-testing (F11) I can't copy any file from the network via samba: when copy process reaches almost end of the file, error message appears 'Invalid argument'. Such error happens with any read attempt on a network file - the last ~5% of a file can not be read.
I'm trying to share some folders over the network, but the shared folders are not visible on another computer. This is through double clicking my computer from the Network list in Nautilus. However, I can access the share by typing the full address(<computer name>/<share name>) in "File > Connect to Server...".Since I can't type the address manually from my blu-ray drive, I need to get the shares to show on the network. What is wrong with my settings?
I setup shares on a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10 via the shared folders application from here: [URL]. The shares are visible on my vista laptop but when I go to open them I get an error "you might not have permission to use this network resource". I set the smbpswd to nothing via the method in the above article as well and my /etc/samba/smd.conf has the follow lines:
 path = /media/Secondary Storage available = yes browsable = yes public = yes writable = no
 path = /media/New Volume available = yes browsable = yes public = yes writable = no
i have a file server running kubuntu and samba, when i plugged it into a different router, the router assigned it a different IP address (as I expected - its using DHCP) - but the old router was supplying 192.168.1.x type IP's and now the new router is suppliing 10.0.0.x type addresses.I now cannt see the samba shares on the file server.the computers can ping each other and they have working connections to the internet
Been trying to deal with this one for some time, and still not sure it's more or an issue on the Samba or Win 7 side.
Running Ubuntu 10.04 with Samba 3.4.7, using Windows clients from 2000 on up to access shares.
2000 and XP have no trouble both connecting initially to shares, but upon reboot the shares are disconnected and do not automatically reconnect unless one of them is double-clicked on. Passwords and mappings are saved such that Windows tries to reconnect upon restart. When manually reconnected in this way, shares remain open as they should. This isn't a big issue, but it would be preferable to have these shares reconnect so that links and shortcuts across the LAN work right from bootup.
The bigger issue is with Vista/Windows 7 - When shares are set up with appropriate passwords and such on the clients, they work as expected, until the client is rebooted. After signing into windows 2 things are observable:
- Black screen for 2-5 minutes before desktop appears
- error message appears when you try to double-click on a mapped share (even with a saved password) that the connection cannot be restored.
If you go into credentials manager and delete the saved password for the share(s) on the samba server, you are prompted for the password when you try to open any of the shares - reenter it and you're then fine until the next reboot.
There must be some issue with the persistence of the saved password, but not sure if this a Windows-side issue or not. Read some other info on this, and had to make the following changes earlier to even get Win 7 clients to connect to samba at all:
It appears that when Win 7 starts up, it simply can't connect using the saved password, and the desktop doesn't come up until the reconnecting action(s) time out (if you disconnect your win 7 machine from the network the delay is not present).
It's not a game-breaker, but really annoying when rebooting having the delay and reentering the network share password(s).
Just set up Ubuntu 10.4 AMD64 on an old machine. We have an existing Ubuntu machine acting as a SAMBA file sharer. The other machines, windows and ubuntu have no problem in accessing files on the server. This machine reports that it can see the server on the network but instead of the expected data we see what is on the local machine. I admit I am out of my depth with SAMBA.
I have a NAS running Samba. My Samba shares are accessed from a Windows computer, it works very well.
With the kubuntu 10.04 computer, things are different : I can see the Samba shares in Dolphin, and copy files to the local drive, but lots of applications don't allow me to open a file on a Samba share.
Some applications such as OpenOffice let me browse to the share but refuse to open the remote file
Some other applications don't let me browse to shares at all.
What's up with that ? Surely I'm not the only one wanting to access files on a NAS ? How do other people do it ?
PS I chose kubuntu 10.04 because the 10.10 install hangs, the "ui" workaround I saw here and there did not work, the only solution offered was to go back to 10.04
I have some samba shares working where all I did was right click on the folder, enable sharing and enable guest access. These work fine.
However, when I tried to use the manual way:
to create samba shares, so that they would be password protected, I cant access them. In windows 7, the shares are visible so I click them, click "use another account" and type in my samba name and password I created, but I can't access them.
Here is smb.conf
Code: # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # #