[Samba] Trouble Connecting to Server

Karl Banasky karl at heatcon.com
Tue Jan 3 04:52:31 GMT 2006

Did you put the WINS ipaddress in the windows client? if it don't no 
where to get the info I have found it to get the info. There is a way to 
put that in the DHCP Server setting, that is beyond me.
Also you can do a locate tdb files and do a tdbdump on the wins info.
Do you have user accounts, like any setup?
Also do you have "host allow = " and "host deny = " along with  the 
"interfaces =" setup correctly?
Some things to look at.

Craig White wrote:
> 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.
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> try 'wins support = yes' in smb.conf
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>>> 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?
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> not needed
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>>> 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?
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> 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
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>> Finally, what do the error messages mean, and what do I need to do to 
>> correct that?
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> probably follow some of the best documentation available and resist the
> temptation to shortcut it.
> http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba3-ByExample/
> this might be just the chapter you are looking for...
> http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba3-ByExample/Big500users.html
> Craig

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