[Samba] Bringing a laptop to a Samba Network
scohen at javactivity.org
Thu Feb 24 04:22:57 GMT 2005
Steve Cohen wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 23:41 -0600, Steve Cohen wrote:
> >> Steve Cohen wrote:
> >>> I have a little home network, with a wireless router. The main box
> on the ntwk runs RedHat 9.0 and Samba 2.2.7a.
> >>> I have a Win2K laptop provided to me by my employer with all the
> typical corporate security constraints.
> >>> I can take the laptop home and access the internet from it through
> the laptops secondary wireless router card and my wireless router. What
> I'd like to be able to do beyond that is print documents from the laptop
> to my home printer. It won't work. The laptop can see the printer, but
> Samba is not letting it access the printer. The laptop is within the
> corporate domain of my employer. You can't sign on otherwise. It's not
> in Samba's workgroup, which seems to be assumed by many of the docs I've
> read. (In a catastrophically comic attempt to do this, I tried changing
> the laptop's Network identification to use the Samba workgroup. Not
> only didn't this work, but I couldn't change it back, and once I was
> logged off, couldn't log back on. I had to get the work IT guys to
> reconfigure it back to the corporate domain.)
> >>> So, is there a way in Samba to give access to a computer outside
> its workgroup? What might that be? A quick perusal of the docs that
> come with SWAT didn't suggest anything promising.
> >> One more detail of my setup: security = SHARE
> > ----
> > I would expect that you could access 'My Network Places' -> View Entire
> > Network -> Microsoft Windows Networking -> NAME_OF_HOME_WORKGROUP ->
> > Samba_Server and see the printer share and then double click to install
> > and set up.
> I see only the corporate network when I do this. It is empty, unless I
> enter the corporate VPN, at which point I see all the computers in the
> corporate network that I would see if at work but not my local workgroup.
> > You probably will need to install printer driver for your
> > home printer. Likely you aren't going to have sufficient privileges to
> > add a printer and install a printer driver (you probably wouldn't if I
> > was admin of your network anyway)
> I have sufficient privileges for installing the driver. In fact, I have
> gotten as far as installing this as a printer on the laptop.
> > Privileges though wouldn't prevent you from accessing your home
> > workgroup and seeing file & printer shares. It's likely that WINS server
> > stuff is set for work environment and thus, you may have to simply
> > connect to samba server by ip address...
> Yes. I type in the ip address and I see the printer and all the other
> Samba shares. Doubleclicking on the printer I get
> "Access Denied, Unable to Connect" in the window title bar for the
> printer. Windows will let me "print" to it, but nothing happens.
> > Try some command line stuff on laptop like...
> > net view NAME_OF_SAMBA_SERVER
> > or if unable to resolve the name...
> > net view IP_ADDRESS_OF_SAMBA_SERVER
> > and of course you can try stuff like...
> > net use lpt2: \\IP_ADDRESS_OF_SAMBA_SERVER\NAME_OF_PRINTER
> > but of course, you would want the driver to be installed.
> This "succeeds" but again, no printing happens.
> > Craig
> What I didn't say before was that at one time this worked. I was able
> to print through this same connection. Two events intervened:
> 1. There was a glitch in the wireless router and I had to reset it to
> factory settings and reconfigure, which I believe I did successfully.
> 2. I updated my samba rpm from 2.2.7a-7.9.0 to 2.2.7a-8.9.0
> One or both of these things may have messed with the config.
> From all the above, it seems to me that Windows is letting me out to
> see the printer, even connect a driver to it. But something in Samba is
> preventing me from accessing, and after looking all up and down the
> smb.conf, I don't see it.
Sorry about last post, didn't realize the log file would be stored
inline. So now I tarred and zipped it. Hopefully list will take it
now. The attached logfile resulted from my boosting log level to 5 in
SWAT, then attempting to open printer. Hopefully someone can explain
access denied error from this input.
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