I just installed a F12 server at home, replacing a FC9 server that ran samba to share media files. I had no problems connecting to samba on FC9 (the version escapes me, sorry) however Win7 seems to be fighting the F12 samba (v3.4.7) trying to do the same thing. I create a directory share, it shows up in windows explorer, but when I try and open it win7 tells me I dont have rights to it.
I created a printer share via samba, and successfully connected to it from win7 and use it as my default printer, and that works OK. I know win7 uses smb2 as its samba protocol, and that might be some of the problem (or all of it), but I'm not sure. I also have googled and saw that people have had had issues with samba as their domain controller while trying to join win7 into the domain, however I do not use win7 as a pdc at all. The solution for this seems to be registry hacks, but I am not sure they apply to me as I haven't seen anyone correlate it. Tailing the logs, this is what I see when I try and explore the file share from win7:
[2010/04/26 13:09:56, 1] smbd/notify_inotify.c:421(inotify_watch)
inotify_add_watch returned Permission denied
Now I have edited smb.conf manually in the past but to try anything I've even played with webmin to see all the options I might be missing, still my conf is fairly simple:
I see the movies share in win7, but it doesn't let me in. I tried disabling requiring 128bit encryption for NTLM as one suggestion but that didn't work. Also changing local security policies to send LM & NTLM responses, and that didn't work.
I have had server running for over a year and have run into my first major issue. I am no longer able to browse to the server by hostname or IP and view all available Samba shares. I receive a windows popup informing me I do not have permissions However I am still able to browse to the shares themselves \hostnameshare.I am currently assuming this is an issue with the config of the samba share module/
I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS I have installed Boxee on it that is all and I am trying to set it up as a Samba Server. I have followed the instructions on following page:[URL]..On the box that I am trying to setup as a Samba Server using Nautilus I can view the shares no problem. On another Ubuntu box no such luck. I can get too Windows Network and I can see my workgroup. When I try and open the workgroup I get the following dialogue box for some time: Opening "WORKGROUP". You can stop this operation by clicking cancel. And then this error dialogue box:
Unable to mount location Failed to retrieve share list from server I have spent sometime trying to resolve this myself but have had little luck. As far as I know I have no firewalls in place; Ubuntu does not have one by default is that correct? At this time I don't have a Windows computer to try to connect too the server at this time, but plan to in the future that is why I want to use Samba.
I am connecting the two boxes with an D-Link DIR-825 router; both boxes are on the same subnet. Are there settings in the router that could be affecting this?
Having a bit of a minor issue with samba on Opensuse 11.4 64 bit. My problem is that I can't view my samba shares in Dolphin although I know they are there. If I bring up dolphin using the Opensuse shortcuts to samba I get this
My computers / drives attached to my network should be viewable here yet they are not. However, if I type in the address directly I can view and access my shares.e.g.
Here is a copy of my smb.conf
Code: [global] workgroup = farcusnet netbios name = ThinkPad passdb backend = tdbsam name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins printing = cups
I have Samba guest shares working - win7 and android tablet see the shares. However, a media player just reports No Folders Found. The media player can see Win7 and Android samba shares. Here's the testparm -s
Since "upgrading" (ha!) to lucid I have had a number of problems that I am working my way through. The latest is accessing samba shares from a Win7 PC. It takes minutes to open the requested share from the Windows 7 PC. File transfers, once the directory is accessed, can be measured in bytes. It is an absolute trickle.
AFAIK the smb.conf is unchanged and, in any case, there is no problem accessing the shares from another linux PC.
I run opensuse 11 at work. I'm trying to see the list of shares on a "server" that is running windows server 2000. If I try smb://server, it doesn't show any shares, but I can browse directly to it such as smb://server/share1. If I use smbclient, it returns the list of shares correctly. I guess I just don't understand why smbclient shows the list of shared folders, but nautilus cannot.
Home network with 3 Win7 boxes and one elderly Fedora 11 box (heloise) which has been running Samba well for several years. I've just built and started configuring a new Fedora 14 box (abelard) to replace heloise, but can't get the Win7 boxes to see shares on it.
Windows Explorer on the Win7 boxes can see abelard, and they can see the two shares I've created on it, but if I double-click on a share I get the "Windows cannot access" dialog.
I've set a Samba password for one user (ralph), the same as that user's login password, and set the "smb password file" entry to point to the resulting .tdb file.
All IP addresses are static (via Static DHCP), everybody can ping everybody, I can ssh from a Win7 box to abelard via Putty, and the network operates cleanly in all other respects. Here's my smb.conf:
# Samba config file created using SWAT # from UNKNOWN (127.0.0.1) # Date: 2011/05/07 11:25:27 [global] workgroup = MSHOME
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'm having some troubles with my samba shares on a fresh install of Fedora 10 x86_64 on my laptop. The laptop has only the KDE Desktop environment. I'm trying to share between this computer and my homebrew server via a wrt54g linksys router running DD-WRT firmware. The server is running Fedora 9 i386.
The shares on the server can be read by the laptop, and I have been consistently able to mount the server shares on the laptop using mount.cifs, but only when the firewall on the server is down. Shares are only visible between the machines when the firewall is down on the machine containing the share. I set up the shares using the system-config-samba tool, and the firewalls are both set to allow samba server and samba client. I can typically see the laptop from the server, but not the shares, and only when the laptop firewall is disabled. I can access the Laptop shares from the laptop. When trying to mount the laptop shares on the server, a warning message stating that the mount failed appears. Shares show up as correct in both the system-config-samba tool, and the KDE sharing tools. The share shows a "shared" icon in the dolphin browser.
From all that I know, the shares should work perfectly. I've searched the web, perused the man pages and how-to's, and combed through the forums, and everything I've found tells me that the shares should be working. Since they are not working, it leads me to believe that I must have made a mistake someone and not noticed it.
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 am in the process of migrating my small workplace to a basic spin i've created of f14. Everything is suave but some file browser windows eg: file upload in gmail, hotmail etc, does not show my samba shortcuts i've created nor even the option to browse the network in the "places" section. It shows other locally created shortcuts but no samba ones. Just to test it, even creating an ftp:// shoftcut yeilds no dice. I had a quick search through the forums and I couldn't find anything. I have a feeling this has an easy solution that my inferior brain cannot comprehend! Loving F14 on my macbook pro and so are my employees in my office! Feels much less bloated than Ubuntu IMHO.
I am having a problem accessing my samba shares from my notebook that has a fresh install of Fedora 15. I know that the server with the samba shares is working since I can access them from the windose box. I have just moved from using Ubuntu to Fedora and have definitely found my home. How would I tell if samba is running (or any service for that matter) on my notebook? I Installed samba-client
Code: yum install samba-client
Though I still cannot access the shares. All it shows is windows network.
Samba and access to/from my Fedora 11 system and my Win-XP or 7 boxes worked great. Then, I upgraded to F13 and although I can export with Samba, none of my F13 systems can see any Windows boxes.
I checked the services. SMBD and NMBD are running fine.
I checked the firewall and eventually disabled it totally. No effect.
I checked this forum for Samba configuration issues. All seem OK and consistent with other fixes seen here and elsewhere.
I loaded smb4k and it has the same problems - can't see windows machines whatsoever.
But here is what's curious. I also run VirtualBox-OSE and the Windows running in there CAN see my other windows boxes just fine (after I load the Guest Additions anyway). Therefore, there is nothing on my system that is firewalling the ports. The problem must be with Samba/F13 as installed or as updated.
I can't imagine anything about my network that is odd or cumbersome. I use no passwords on the private network anywhere as security is not an issue. I've been around Windows since 3.0 and Unix/Linux since 1994, so I'm no noob. But I clearly have some problem I'm not seeing or there is a serious bug in the Samba libraries somewhere. Or is my expectation of seamless operation like in the earlier days now just a dream?
I had an older fedora box (I think it was Core 3) that acted as my file server in my small network (4). It worked fine when I had all XP clients connecting to it. Recently we decided to get all new computers. So now I have a fedora 10 box acting as my file/print server and all Vista Home premium computers as the clients. For the life of me I can not get samba to work. When I try to map the network drives on windows it will not let me authenticate. I install swat and try it that way, still no luck. Here is a copy of my smb.conf file:
Code: # Samba config file created using SWAT # from UNKNOWN # Date: 2009/05/19 21:47:31
[global] workgroup = AIVILANET server string = Bighat Samba Server interfaces = eth0 null passwords = Yes smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd passdb backend = tdbsam username map = /etc/samba/smbusers syslog only = Yes announce version = 5.0 name resolve order = hosts wins bcast socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_KEEPALIVE SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192 printcap name = CUPS wins support = Yes
[HP-LaserJet-1200] comment = HP LaserJet 1200 path = /var/spool/samba read only = No printable = Yes printer name = HP-LaserJet-1200 oplocks = No share modes = No
[printers] comment = All Printers path = /var/spool/samba printable = Yes browseable = No
[home] path = /home/savona/ username = savona valid users = @Users admin users = savona write list = savona force user = savona force group = savona read only = No hosts allow = 10.0.0.2
I am baffled by fedora's feeble attempts to work with Samba. I have ran various versions of Fedora for the last few years, and sporadically, the Samba gui and samba itself have had such problems. My current problem in Fedora 11 (64bit) is that samba doesn't seem to be running correctly. It is allowing the hosting of shares, but it does not show that it is running in the services gui. It shows enabled, but when I attempt to change it by starting or stopping, nothing happens. The samba gui also shows that it launches but then never actually starts. I saw very similar problems with Fedora 9.
I have a hard drive which I put in an enclosure so that I can attach it by USB to my laptop, like a giant flash drive. In other words, its an external Hard Drive now. When I first plug it in it is detected and mounts like you would expect, but after a few minutes it unmounts. It's like the drive spins down and unmounts or something.
So, I want to remount it over my network rather than having to walk over to the computer and unplug the Hard Drive and then plug it back in. I would even be happy if I could just remote desktop onto that machine and remount the device somehow.
Here's the problem:
When the Hard Drive is mounted, and I run the "mount" command in terminal it shows up as:
/dev/sdc1 on /media/"NAME OF HARD DRIVE"
but when it unmounts itself and I run lsusb in terminal it only shows up as:
Bus 002 Device 053: ID 13fd:1840 Initio Corporation
I don't know how to get it to mount based on that name. So, I am asking: given that it shows up with that name, how can I remount the device from the command line...
The ultimate goal being to get it to reappear in my SAMBA shares.
why cant I access samba share by short-hostname from win7.when I ping short-hostname, the answer is the actual ip and short-hostname.mydomain.com pinging short-hostname does work, but accessing it from start-run does not! accessing by ip or short-hostname.mydomain.com works fine.ssh by short-hostname from win7 works fine too.
I just recently constructed a computer to create a nice Fedora Linux server to replace a Mac Mini server that I have been using for a few years. I'm attempting to create a Samba share for my machines, a Windoze 7 machine as well as a couple MacOS 10.6 machines. I've set up Samba, started the service, allowed Samba in the firewall, and used system-config-samba to set up a share with a user. I created a User called "space", and a share /media/peliculas/Movies (a mounted hard drive). When I type in \IP_ADDRESS in the address bar in windows 7, I get the option to log in. I log in correctly and I see two directories "space" and "Movies." Unfortunately when I click on one of them I get the following error message:
Windows cannot access \IP_ADDRESSMovies Check the spelling of the name. Otherwize, there might be a problem with your network. To try and identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose. I also get something similar when I attempt to connect with my mac machine. Using "Connect to Server" I type in: smb:\IP_ADDRESS, and login, I have the option to mount "Movies" or "space." If I select any of these, I get the following error message: There was an error connecting to the server "IP_ADDRESS." Check the server name or IP addres, and then try again. If you are unable to resolve the problem contact your system administrator.
Also, if I type 'smbclient -U space -L IP_ADDRESS' I can see the "Movies" in the "Sharename." At this point I'm not sure what else to do, and have been trying to figure this out for the last few days (losing sleep due to being baffled). The only thing that I can think of is that I have something wrong with the smb.conf file. Here is what it currently displays:
workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = Samba Server Version %v log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m max log size = 50
One last thing, when I check the log files, there are error messages that state: smbd/service.c:1009(make_connection_snum) '/home/space' does not exist or permission denied when connecting to [peliculas] Error was Permission denied --Windoze 7 and MacOS 10.6 log files
I'm trying to get my Ubuntu computer to connect my Windows 7 shares. I do have Samba installed and it can "see" my Windows 7 computer...however, I cannot connect to the machine. I think I've heard some issues with the way how Windows 7 deals with networking now and Samba doesn't work with Windows 7 now or something? If possible, I can always use an NFS server and client for my Windows 7 computer.
It's been awhile since I posted anything which is a good sign my install has been working well and I have been able to handle most everything. However, I'm not able to handle this issue. I recently installed F11 and everything went well. But, when trying to see my other computers on the local network, I cannot. I receive this error message: Unable to mount location Failed to receive shared list from server. I understand the message as it is obvious, but do not know how to fix it.
finding / mapping network shares on Win 7 guest in vmware. I am running 10.10 64 bit ubuntu and installed vmware workstation 7 (64 bit version). I created and installed win 7 (ultimate) vm. everything is good so far. The issue is I have a second desktop with ubuntu and I have shared 4 drives on that desktop. I want those shared available to the win 7 guest. And even after enabling the shared folders I do not see them.
Note: I have a shared folder on the same machine where I have vmware installed and win7 has assess to that drive.. its just that the shares on network are not available. Note2: i had virtualbox installed and it worked fine.
From Konqueror/Dolphin is possible to access samba shares. If your computer is joined to a Active Directory domain and you use a domain user, you can access samba shares with smb://server.domain/share and you are not ask for user/pass (you use a kerberos tiquet). Kde programs as Amarok, K3b, ... can access files in samba shares without problem. But other programs, specially gnome programs (including the popular OpenOffice), are unable to use files in a samba share. If instead of using Konqueror/dolphin you use Nautilus, there is no problem because it maps the share to a local folder ($HOME/.gvfs/share in sever/) and the program are able to access files in samba shares without problems as the folder is mounted locally (as if you use cifs.mount). Its a problem to use konqueror/dolphin and have to change to nautilus to access samba shares.
If you use Windows you can mount it in an easy way. That's what I try to do from konqueror, not having to open a konsole and be able to mount the share in an easy way. I've tried with smb4k, but is has not worked for me (tried in 2 OpenSuse 11.3 and 1 opensuse 11.2). What Nautilus does when accessing a samba shares like smb://server.domain.dom/share is to execute the command: [URL]... What I try is to do the same, but just form Konqueror/Dolphin. I'd like to add a button to Konqueror/dolphin that pressing the button and if the URL points to a samba share, the share is mounted in $HOME/LocalNetwork/server/share. As I say, it can be as easy as executing the gvfs-mount, but don't know how.