[Samba] Samba and UFW

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Jan 31 17:58:05 UTC 2019

On Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:11:00 +0000
Rowland Penny via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:43:37 -0500
> <mmcg29440 at frontier.com> wrote:
> > OK Guys this where we are now. The hostname on the Mint 19.1 PC was
> > a combination of the user name and the PC model. I changed it to
> > "radio". That plus the user name gives "martin at radio". That  is
> > twelve characters long. No change. Still not able to mount network.
> > 
> > Removed netbios name from smb.conf. No change.
> > 
> OK, now you have found out how to modify smb.conf, can we now see a
> copy of it please.
> Rowland

Martin, or should I say 'Ham13', you could have posted a copy of the
smb.conf you posted here:


Never mind what Linux Mint says, you should get used to no network
browsing, it is going away, even Windows has deprecated it, it wasn't
something Samba decided to do of their own initiative.

If you have created this file: /etc/avahi/services/samba.service
Then I would strongly suggest you delete it.

Try your smb.conf like this:

# Global parameters
    dns proxy = No
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    map to guest = Bad User
    max log size = 1000
    obey pam restrictions = Yes
    pam password change = Yes
    panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
    passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    server role = standalone server
    security = user
    server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
    syslog = 0
    unix password sync = Yes
    usershare allow guests = Yes

    browseable = No
    comment = All Printers
    create mask = 0700
    path = /var/spool/samba
    printable = Yes

    comment = Printer Drivers
    path = /var/lib/samba/printers

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