[Samba] network path not found

sthom sthom at myrealbox.com
Fri Jul 5 17:22:02 GMT 2002


Please keep in mind that you have two sets of permission to deal with. If
you share a folder called "stuff" located in "/home/stuff", you need to set
the Samba permissions for the "stuff" share to allow full access. In
addition, (very important) you need to set the unix permissions for the
/home/stuff directory to allow full access to the user(s) or group(s) that
need to access this directory.

It is very common to fail to see the two sides of that coin.

Additionally, I consider myself an intermediate user, yet I made 4 typos
that cost me an hour while "training" someone to use samba! What a dope!

All this is to say that linux and samba are not like horseshoes - everything
has to be right for it to work, close doesn't count. Once you get it right,
you will be very happy with the outcome.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aton" <aton at skyenet.net>
To: "Mike Tutaj" <mtutaj at cadsultants.net>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] network path not found

Here's a very basic smb.conf, this may get you going:

# Global parameters
        workgroup = WORKGROUP
        server string = Samba Server
        security = SHARE
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 0
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        load printers = No
        os level = 65
        preferred master = True
        domain master = True
        dns proxy = No
        wins support = Yes
        hosts allow = 192.168.1. 127.
        printing = lprng

        comment = Stuff
        path = /home/samba
        read only = No
        create mask = 0777
        directory mask = 0777
        guest ok = Yes
        dos filemode = Yes


Basically, if you create a directory in /home called samba, and give it
permissions of 777 from Linux, all machines on your network should be able
save files to it. This config is good for home use, not good for anything
secure. =)

Another thing to try before replacing your smb.conf with this one is do the

iptables -F
iptables -t nat -F

make sure your rulesets for your firewall are flushed, so you know its not a
firewall issue thats preventing you from connecting.

BTW: This is taken from Red Hat 7.2, runnign 2.2.5, so you should have the
necessary path for logs and such as specified in the config above already

At 03:49 PM 7/5/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> I have searched the web and I am completely out of ideas. I have RH 7.2
> installed with samba 2.2.4-2. I can currently ping the linux box with the
> and netbios name. I can ping all of the w2k systems with ip and netbios
> I can see the linux box in network neighborhood. I just can not see my
> folders
> I have also turned of ipchains and iptables. I have tried with encrypted
> passwords on and off.
> Please help..
> Thanks,
> Mike
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