[Samba] Basic Samba functionality under SuSE 9.2
tpeters at mixcom.com
Tue Feb 8 16:55:49 GMT 2005
I'm trying to get Samba 3.0.9-2.3 to work under Suse 9.2. This my very
first Linux install and I'm a little at sea here. There are so many things
that could be wrong I don't know where to start.
The Windows machine I'm using as a client has TCP/IP, file/printer sharing,
and Client for MS networks. He can't see the linux machine's ("Tolkien")
shares, but he can ping him.
This might be a name services issue because issuing a net command at the
windows box to enumerate the shares (I think that's net view) of the form
NET VIEW \\TOLKIEN results in a timeout and error, but
NET VIEW \\172.20.0.5 results in a correct list of the shares I've
configured on the box!
C:\WINDOWS>net view \\172.20.0.5
Shared resources at \\172.20.0.5
Share name Type Used as Comment
archive Disk archived files
I know the IP addresses look odd, I won't go into the reasons using a class
B but that's worked properly for years, so that's not the issue. Layer 2
connectivity is good.
I'm confused about the firewall on SuSE; it's enabled and maybe it
shouldn't be. All boxes on this little network are on a switch which goes
to a router, thence to my DSL modem. I'm not using the SuSE box as a
gateway, it's just on another switch port like the Windows boxes. The
firewall has the same interface defined as the inside port and the outside
But the YAST GUI for configuring Samba has a checkbox for opening all
appropriate firewall ports, and I did that. I went back to check and it's
For grins, I portscanned tolkien. TCP ports open are: 21, 22, 25, 110, 139,
445. UDP ports: None.
I tried this:
net use k: \\172.20.0.5\archive
It works! Well, almost. It prompts for username and password, and username
and pw I use to login at the linux box doesn't work. "root" with his
I need to get some permissions issues ironed out later.
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