CentOS 5 Server :: Openvpn Connect To Samba Share From Windows XP Client?
Sep 15, 2009
I'm trying to set up a VPN connection between our CentOS 5.3 server at work and my bosses XP computer at home. At this point, we are kinda locked into Quickbooks. I'm testing the connection from my XP boot at home to see if it works. I can log into our servicemanuals easily enough from XP at home however, the windows takes forever to update. I have the Samba server only listening on port 445 because is seems to work more efficiently at work. I connect to the Samba shares via linux from home and everything works well but, when I try to do anything with the shares from Windows client at home, it's very slow!
I'm thinking that it must have something either to do with the Windows OpenVPN client or the client.conf file. Is there anything I should look at in the .conf file for answers?
When I try to connect to the share from my XP machine, I get a "network path cannot be found" error message.
Below is the entry in /var/log/samba/samba.log
[2008/11/19 11:57:51, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(1003) '/server2/test' does not exist or permission denied when connecting to [server2] Error was Permission denied
Here is my smb.conf file:
[global] # Server name server string = Intranet Server (Primary)
# These are the default password settings. ; encrypt passwords = yes ; smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
# Define NT domain/workgroup name. workgroup = intranet
# Security mode. (See SAMBA documentation for details.) ; security = user
# Restrict conections to specific IP addresses. hosts allow = all
# The %m variable sets a separate log file for each # connecting machine. # log file = /var/log/samba-log.%m # Keep it basic - one file! log file = /var/log/samba/samba.log
# The number of minutes inactivity before a connection is # disconnected. (This disconnection should be transparent to most # clients, which an have auto-reconnect feature. Removing inactive # connections is to preserve the server's resources.) deadtime = 10
# These socket options are suggested in the default smb.conf file. # Who am I to disagree? socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
# Define both Ethernet interfaces. (Otherwise, I suspect only one # will be configured??) interfaces = eth0 eth1 username map = /etc/samba/smbusers ; guest ok = no ; guest account = nobody
if i try to connect to my samba server ( share ) from my windows xp ( or vista, i've tried both ) it says, that the network share cannot be found. i've installed all necessary rpms on my fedora 10, necessary for running a samba server:
I have a CentOS + Samba server and Windows XP client machines. Users, passwords and permissions are entered on the server machine.users and passwords ( same as on the server ) are entered in the XP client machine.When attempting to access a public file on the server using a XP client machine and the IP address of my server, I am asked a user name and password and none of the already entered seem to work. I cannot access the server file (prompted again and again to enter user name and password). What did i miss
I can't be the first one with this problem. What am I missing?
I have setup Samba servers in the past, just none under SELinux. The last one I configured was a couple years ago, so I wouldn't doubt I'm a bit rusty.
---- Environment summary: Clean server install of CentOS 5.4 includes SELinux - lets call this 'server' - updated samba to 3.0.33-3.15.el5_4.1
Client1 - Windows XP sp4 - WINS configuration uses 'server' noted above Client2 - Windows Vista - WINS configuration uses 'server' noted above
---- What works / what doesn't ------ Clients can see the server (XP and vista) in network neighborhood. The following does not work from windows (xp or vista) net view net view \server net view \server-ip net view \servershare
This does work on the server smbclient -L \server smbclient -L \server --user validuser smbclient -L \client1 --user validuser
---- What I have configured and tried (config/output below) -------- firewall ports for samba are open SELinux enforcing or permissive file context is set on share samba booleans are set
***firewall -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -s 192.168.0.0/24 -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 445 -j ACCEPT -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -s 192.168.0.0/24 -m state --state NEW -m udp -p udp --dport 137 -j ACCEPT -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -s 192.168.0.0/24 -m state --state NEW -m udp -p udp --dport 138 -j ACCEPT -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -s 192.168.0.0/24 -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p udp --dport 139 -j ACCEPT
***SELinux mode/booleans # sestatus SELinux status: enabled SELinuxfs mount: /selinux Current mode: permissive Mode from config file: enforcing Policy version: 21 Policy from config file: targeted
# getsebool -a | grep smb allow_smbd_anon_write --> off smbd_disable_trans --> on
# getsebool -a | grep samba samba_domain_controller --> on samba_enable_home_dirs --> on samba_export_all_ro --> off samba_export_all_rw --> off samba_share_fusefs --> off samba_share_nfs --> off use_samba_home_dirs --> on virt_use_samba --> off
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