[Samba] Samba won't share: ?nmblookup problem

Barry deFreese bdefreese at cox.net
Fri Aug 23 07:03:00 GMT 2002


Since it is a RedHat box, most likely either ipchains or iptables are in use 
and you need to configure rules to allow inbound netbios connections by 
opening up tcp and udp on ports 137-139.

Good luck,

Barry deFreese

On Friday 23 August 2002 03:28 am, Richard Charlewood wrote:
> Hi,
> I hope you can help!  I am having problems getting samba to share
> across a large private network.  The problem looks a bit like the
> problem is in resolving the name to an IP but I can't work out why.
> The network is a private (10.) network, and the PC's connecting to
> it are named and identified through Wins. All the PC's are running
> Novell clients to connect although a large number are also running
> Client for Microsoft Networks.
> Sometimes I can see the samba server through clients' Network
> Neighbourhood, currently I can't. When I can see it, and I try to
> access it, I'm told it can't find the server.  Shares set up on some
> of the PC's work so I don't think its a port blocking problem.
> Part of the problem may be that the netmask for the server is
>  but the Wins server is sitting on,
> but making the netmask for announcing hasn't
> helped. I even tried adding the server's IP no to a Win95 PC's
> lmhosts.smb file but it wouldn't load the IP no and so didn't help!
> I'm running RedHat 7.3 and Samba 2.2.5-1.i398.rpm from
> samba.org.
> The tests I've done include:
> pinging client from server on ip no and name: successful
> pinging server from client on ip no and name: successful
> checking server is registered with Wins server: successful
> smbd is running
> smbclient -L server-name -N : successful
> nmbd is running
> nmblookup -U __SAMBA__ : successful
> nmblookup -U server-name : successful
> nmblookup -U server-name : failed
> nmblookup -U server-name : failed
> And here is my smb.conf file:
> [global]
>    workgroup = G-S-H
>    netbios name= Haem-Linux
>    server string = Linux RH7.3
>    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
>    max log size = 50
>    security = user
>    socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192
> SO_SNDBUF=8192
>    remote browse sync =
>    remote announce =
>    name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast
>    wins server =
>    dns proxy = no
> [homes]
>    comment = Home Directories
>    browseable = no
>    writable = yes
> [public]
>    comment = Public Stuff
>    path = /home/Public
>    public = yes
>    read only = yes
> Any help would be really appreciated!!  I'm hoping to persuade the
> powers that be that we should be using Linux instead of Novell to
> save on licensing - but if I can't get Samba to work I'm dead meat!
> Thanks for reading this far, and even more thanks if you can help!
> Richard

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