Samba and PPP
swilliams at rinax.com
Wed Feb 19 17:35:16 GMT 2003
I have played with this before. I did finally get it to work, but along
the way there are a few stumbling blocks.
I believe that Samba will only bind to interfaces that are "UP" at the
time of Samba starting. Tyically with PPP, the interface (ppp0) will
not be available (up) until a PPP link is established.
Have you tried establishing your PPP link BEFORE starting Samba? I know
that this is not good, but I seem to remember that I had this problem
(though it was under AIX).
Pavel Fedin wrote:
> Hi, Ulf Bertilsson! On 19-Feb-03, you wrote:
>UB>> flags=40F1<UP,POINTOPOINT,NOTRAILERS,RUNNING,NOARP,SANA> MTU=1500
>UB>> inet 192.168.255.254 --> 192.168.255.253 netmask FFFFFFFF
>UB>> Hardware type: PPP
>UB>> Use "ifconfig -h" for usage.
>UB>> --- cut ---
>UB>> PC has IP 192.168.255.253.
>UB>> When i try to specify a 255.255.255.252 (FFFFFFFC) netmask
>UB>> for ppp0, Samba
>UB>> adds ppp0 to the list of interfaces, but the interface just
>UB>> does not pass
>UB>> What's wrong? How to solve my problem?
>UB> I had this running on my A1200 some years ago.
>UB> I think you could solve this problem with simple stuff as adding an
>UB> "lmhost" file spesifying all host in your "lan".
>UB> Broadcast are not in theory needed for operation.
> I know. Broadcasts are not the problem itself. The problem is that Samba
>does not bind to ppp0 at all, it completely ignores this interface. This
>causes it to be impossible to connect to the Samba server from PC side.
> I write about it here because i think it is not Amiga-specific problem.
>I've tried to list through the Samba docs, and there are some notes meaning
>that Samba can be used on PPP links. But there are no words about the
>setting up the things there.
>UB> Are you sure your nmbd is running fine.
> Of couse it does. My Amiga is connected also to a LAN via CNet card. And i
>work perfectly in LAN.
>UB> The old versions (on aminet) have some issues.
>UB> Try get the newest gcc based ports by Olaf (2.2.5 available also), nmbd
>UB> is more stable here.
> I'll try to.
> Kind regards.
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