[Samba] Sigh....ok once more with feeling

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Wed Jan 8 15:02:01 GMT 2003

> Message: 1
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Sigh....ok once more with feeling
> From: Stephen Kuhn <stephen.kuhn at gmx.net>
> Reply-To: stephen.kuhn at gmx.net
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Organization: Kuhn Media Australia
> Date: 08 Jan 2003 15:26:31 +1100
> On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 15:17, tufkal wrote:
>>> The firewall didnt help matters.  I think its FUBAR and I need to
>>> reformat anyways, so ill reformat and reinstall and put fresh SAMBA up,
>>> on Mandrake 9.0.
> I'd like to point out that MDK 9 DOES have some firewall issues - with
> the built-in stuff - most users end up removing it altogether and using
> a different package other than the one that comes bundled with MDK.
> If you can manage to NOT install the Shorewall (or whatever it's called)
> from the MDK installation, I think you might fare a tad bit better on
> the initial setup of Samba...
> ...can't hurt to try.

There's nothing wrong with shorewall (I have it in production on many
8.2 boxes, and a few 9.0 boxes, with some default setups, some very
complex ones using the MNF interface to modify rules).

There is one issue affecting internet connection sharing on 9.0,
incorrect setting of the NIC as gateway (it's listed in the errata).
Unofortunately most users posting haven't even bothered to read the
errata before blaming something new ...

Anyway, configuring a firewall is no trivial matter, and the poster
didn't try with his firewall disabled to prove whether it was the
firewall or not (though I suspect it wasn't).

Please don't FUD the list, unless you have a bug report in Mandrake
bugzilla ... (https://qa.mandrakesoft.com) or an issue in
Mandrakeexpert.com to which you are willing to refer us.

>>> The system has 2 NICs and NET_MASQ shares internet to the XP machine. 
>>> Therein it acts as a DHCP server and has a firewall.  I will open 139
>>> from the start next time.  
>>> >From this basic square one setup, how do I get to my objective? 
>>> Objective being, all I want is to be able to access directories on my
>>> linux box from my windows box via Explorer for drag & drop.  I can mount
>>> on my linux box, folders being shared by the windows machine.  I have
>>> been able to do that for a while (I love LinNeighborhood).   I just
>>> wanna do the reverse.  
> I think that once your firewall issues are resolved, the next steps are
> easy.

Somehow I think not, since IIRC, he was getting a user/password prompt.
Probably needs to apply the signorseal reg patch to his XP box.

Of course, testing with another os on the client (knoppix or
win9x/winnt/win2k<sp3) or shutting down the firewall to test would help
narrow down the problem.


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