[Samba] Re: SUSE 10.0 and firewall
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Sat Jan 21 12:27:22 GMT 2006
On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 11:13:30 +0100, Robert Schetterer
<robert at schetterer.org> wrote:
>simple file sharing is a thing from windows not known to linux, and it
>only relates to that win client where you enable it. ( so it doesnt
>matter if you do so ,or not for samba )
Okay, undertood, as the Xp and Linux computer are not used by a number
of users, then it is best to leave it on with XP, it makes sharing a
lot easier, although it does open up quite a lot.
>samba knows a security level which is named share which is "something"
>equal, read the smb faqs to that.
I don't know much about Linux and security, but will try to digest a
bit later next week.
>Wins browsing stuff will work fine if you let act samba as wins
>server ( there should be only one in the network )
>and give the ip of the wins ( samba server ) to the win client in the
>properties of tcp by your windows client nic.
Yes, that was eventually how I was able to get Linux/samba to be able
to view the complete XP computer.
I can now see _all_ of the XP computer from SUSE/Linux, using
Konqueror, or even just one of the file browsers. So the Linux --> XP
side is working fine. I did have to turn off the SUSE firewall though,
and try SO much in the DNS, WINS, domians, hostnames, etc side of the
XP box, until finally I can see all the XP box (it has simple file
As you say, Samba is the WINS server, and I had to tell XP the IP of
the Linux/samba computer.
(Bit annoying having to turn the firewall off in Linux to get Samba to
work though, it must be just a port blocked, surely.)
Basically, there is now only one problem, and it has to do with
permissions on the SUSE/Linux computer, here is what happens
Explorer - I can see the NETBIOS name of the Linux computer, it will
show all the shares as well, I click on a share, prompt for
username/pwd, but it refuses to allow the details (yes, I have the
same user setup on both computers).
I browse and see 'windows network', and can then see those same
shares, setup under Samba. I click on a share name, it prompts for
username/pwd, ... same problem, will not let me in.
>A internal name server ( bind 9 ) is pretty good to have too. ( wich can
>dynamicly updated by the client machines ), so this can act as fallback
>You can easily manage this stuff having a dhcp server on the linux
>machine bound to the intranet nic, and tell all windows clients
>to use dhcp this makes sure that all machines get the right win server
>entry, and the router ip , domainname , name server etc.
I currently use the modem/router for the DHCP server, and if, for some
reason I had the Linux computer turned off, then I wouldn't want the
Linux box to be the DHCP server, ... best to leave it done on the
modem/router (firewall also).
>for now try this on the explorer of the win client \\ip.of..smb.ser.ver
>( for sure you need numbers here ) this should show you shares on the
Yes, that works, also I can use the NETBIOS name as well.
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