[Samba] Different IPs on a samba server #2

sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us
Fri Oct 17 19:59:42 GMT 2008

sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us wrote:
> Adam Williams wrote:
>> you need a trailing dot, like
>> hosts allow = 10.0. 192.168.0. localhost
> Sorry, that was a TYPO.
>> can your 10. network and 192.168. network ping each other?
> Yes, they can ping each other.  One thing I did try was to alias a
> number to the NIC in my samba server.  I can ping the
> NIC from both networks, but I cannot ping the NIC
> from either network, unless I ping it from the samba server itself.
>>are you running wins server = yes and msdfs root = yes on the samba
>> server?
> Yes, both of those are on my samba server.
> I am going to try and put the 192.168 network into the switch where my
> 10.0. network is and then have the NIC in my firewall go to
> the switch also and see if that makes any difference instead of having the
> 192.168 network come directly into my NIC (which it is doing
> now).  If I can do that and Samba will run correctly then that will be
> fine with me.
>> sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us wrote:
>>> Ok, I have played with this some more.
>>> Here is my setup.
>>> I have a local network 10.0.x.x/
>>> I have an off site network 192.168.0.x/
>>> The samba server is also my wins server and has the ip on my
>>> local network.  This is the only NIC in the Samba server.
>>> My firewall/router server shows the following from netstat -r
>>> Destination---Gateway----------GenMask-----------Iface
>>> eth1 is (in the firewall/router)
>>> eth2 is (in the firewall/router)
>>> Everything works fine from my local network as far as accessing the
>>> samba
>>> server.  From the 192.168 network, it does not though.  If I go to a
>>> workstation Start->Run and type in \\samba_servername it tells me the
>>> network is not found.  If I type in \\samba_ipaddress\share then it
>>> gives
>>> me a logon prompt, but it will never authenticate, it just keeps asking
>>> for the password like I typed the wrong one.  Both of these work fine
>>> from
>>> the 10.0. network.
>>> I added 'hosts allow = 10.0 192.168.0 localhost' in the smb.conf
>>> thinking
>>> that this would allow both networks, but I guess this is not the case.
>>> Is there anything else that I need to do to access the samba server?
>>> It
>>> is a domain controller as well (not sure if that will make any
>>> difference
>>> as far as connection from the other IP addresses).
>>> Any suggestions would be welcomed.  I am not sure if I need to be
>>> looking
>>> at some routing in my firewall, or something in my Samba server.

Well, it seems to be working now and I have no idea why.  I was testing
some things and took the 192.168 alias off of the samba NIC, which put it
back to the way it was and now everything seems to work.  I have no idea
why because it was not working before unless it just took a while for
something to get distributed across the network.

I guess that I will be happy that it is working and won't worry about why
right now.

Thanks for all the help.

Scott Mayo - System Administrator
Bloomfield Schools
PH: 573-568-5669  FA: 573-568-4565

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