Set up samba.

R. Hansen rhansen at u.washington.edu
Wed Dec 26 17:29:11 PST 2001


Could it be that iptables or ipchains is preventing the win machines from
connecting? I spent several days kicking my first samba box only to
realize that I hadn't opened the port. The machine would show up in
Network Neighborhood but couldn't be accessed. After editing the firewall,
everything worked perfectly...

Ryan Hansen

On Wed, 26 Dec 2001, William Rowden wrote:


> On Sunday, Cliff wrote:

> > Also, the output you provided from smbclient tells me that samba

> > is only seeing itself on the network. If everything was set up

> > correctly, you should see other workgroups as well as all the

> > specific computers in the hurston workgroup.

>

> There is only one workgroup (harlem) on this subnet. The

> `smbclient` output, unfortunately, is similar for the three

> computers current in this workgroup:

>

> [root at hurston root]# smbclient -L dubois

> INFO: Debug class all level = 2 (pid 26649 from pid 26649)

> added interface ip=192.168.0.1 bcast=192.168.0.255

> nmask=255.255.255.0

> Got a positive name query response from 192.168.0.5 ( 192.168.0.5 )

> Password:

> [...]

> Server Comment

> --------- -------

>

> Workgroup Master

> --------- -------

> HARLEM DUBOIS

>

> [root at hurston root]# smbclient -L hurston

> INFO: Debug class all level = 2 (pid 26650 from pid 26650)

> added interface ip=192.168.0.1 bcast=192.168.0.255

> nmask=255.255.255.0

> Password:

> Domain=[HARLEM] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.1a]

> [...]

> Server Comment

> --------- -------

> HURSTON Linux Samba Server

>

> Workgroup Master

> --------- -------

> HARLEM

>

> [root at hurston root]# smbclient -L toomer

> INFO: Debug class all level = 2 (pid 26652 from pid 26652)

> added interface ip=192.168.0.1 bcast=192.168.0.255

> nmask=255.255.255.0

> Got a positive name query response from 192.168.0.3 ( 192.168.0.3 )

> Password:

> [...]

> Server Comment

> --------- -------

>

> Workgroup Master

> --------- -------

>

> > In this case, smeg is a win2k box and is the workgroup master

> > for the "blah" workgroup.

>

> What kind of logon validation does the network use?

>

> > Can the windows boxes see each other?

>

> Yes, they can. File sharing between the windows boxen is no

> problem.

>

> > Are there any strange router rules preventing broadcasts from

> > going through?

>

> The router blocks ports 137-139 to the WAN in addition (I assume) to

> the subnet broadcast address, but all the computers are on the LAN,

> which simply uses a hub. I assume that broadcasts are working

> because the Win98 comp's can share files.

> --

> -William

> I'm not a witch, I'm your wife!

>

>

>

>




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