[Samba] Trouble Connecting to Server

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Jan 3 04:36:49 GMT 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-02 at 22:24 -0600, Eric Hines wrote:
> At 01/02/06 21:37, Adam Nielsen wrote:
> > > I'm having trouble connecting to my Samba server.  The immediate
> > > symptom is that I cannot see my Samba server in my Windows Network
> > > Neighborhood, and so I cannot connect to it to check my share
> > > connections.
try 'wins support = yes' in smb.conf
> >
> >You can still go Start | Run \\ip.address to connect to a 'hidden'
> >Samba server.
> I get a "network path not found" error.  However, when I do the same 
> thing for each of the two subnets, I get invited to log in (my Samba 
> error, I think--I may have not yet put anything into my tdbsam.  I'm 
> still trying to get the network itself to work.)
> > > I can ping all by hostname, as well as by FQDN; although it appeared
> > > that I could not ping sserver by hostname only until I added sserver
> > > and its FQDN to the PC's host file (which it reads as though it were
> > > an lmhosts file).  I say "it appeared" because it looked like the
> > > forward and reverse look up files for sserver appeared in the PC's
> > > resolver cache before I made this addition, but I got too fast with a
> > > ping test and contaminated that datum.
> >
> >It sounds like "nmbd" isn't running, or more likely, it's only running
> >on one subnet.  There are all sorts of issues using NetBIOS names
> >across different subnets, but Google will tell you all about that.
> I do have only one instance of nmbd running, and two of smbd.  How do 
> I get another nmbd instance to run?
not needed
> >If running \\samba.ip on a Windows box works, then this is definitely
> >the problem.
> Additional data, from an error log I have named.conf generating, 
> keeping in mind that I have dynamic dns turned on.  I'm getting 
> messages to the effect that my test1 dot biz dot hosts dot jnl file 
> (test1 dot biz dot hosts is the forward lookup file that, among other 
> things, defines the points of contact for my two subnets) cannot be 
> created due to a permission denied error.  My test1 dot biz dot hosts 
> forward lookup table lives in /var/lib/named/master directory, with 
> permissions rw-r--r--, and it's owned by root:root.  Further, even 
> though I have ddns running, this test1 dot biz dot hosts file remains 
> unchanged from the day I created it--not a thing has been added to 
> it.  Should there have been by now, or am I exposing my ignorance 
> here?  Further, my named and dhcpd are running in separate chroot 
> jails.  Is this causing problems with updating this file--or any 
> other of my forward lookup files?
on most systems, named runs as user named and thus cannot make changes
to files owned by root:root and cannot create journal files in folders
unless owned by named:named and chmod 775
> Finally, what do the error messages mean, and what do I need to do to 
> correct that?
probably follow some of the best documentation available and resist the
temptation to shortcut it.


this might be just the chapter you are looking for...


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