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    Question Samba and RHEL 5.7- problem with Samba 3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2


    I have been doing some Googling trying to solve a problem with Samba 3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2
    I think I'm about 1 setting adjustment from being finished.
    I'm not a Unix/Linux expert, more like an advanced beginner.

    I have been trying to setup what I hoped might be a simple sharing network, connecting a
    Dell Optiplex 980 Windows XP sp3 PC with 1 Dell Optiplex 990 PC that is running
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 (RHEL57). I installed the RHEL57 on the Dell Optiplex 990 and
    that is the only OS that is on it. I reformatted hard drive, which wiped off Windows 7.

    I have PCs both connected via an older Linksys 10/100 8 port Cisco workgroup switch,
    with ethernet cables. I actually have the 2 PCs connected and visible to each other in a workgroup
    called RHEL5.

    I log into the XPsp3 PC as rthompson and I login to the RHEL57 PC as either root or rthompson.
    My objective is to see the RHEL57 PC folders and files on the XPsp3 PC, not so much the other way.

    I can see “/home/rthompson” and "printers and faxes" in Windows Explorer on the XPsp3 PC and
    open their sub-folders. But I can't open any other folders that I have created for testing purposes.
    For any other folders, when I click on them, I receive an error message, no matter how I
    manipulate the Samba configuration.
    It looks like this in Windows Explorer:

    My Network Places
    Entire Network
    Microsoft Windows Network
    Rhel5
    Samba Server Versipn 3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2
    AUDITWORK
    rthompson
    TESTHOME
    TESTWORK
    printers and faxes

    The error I receive when I click on any one of the other 3 test folders is:
    "\\Linux\AUDITWORK is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource.
    Contact the administrator of this service to find out if you have access permissions.
    The Network path was not found."


    I know that Samba does not overide the RHEL57 file and folder permissions so I have the 3 test
    folders created in several places with the following permissions:

    /home/TestHome drwxrwxrwx+ root root 4096 (date)
    /usr/TestWork drwxrwxrwx+ root root 4096 (date)
    /AuditWork drwxrwxrwx+ root root 4096 (date)

    When I first setup RHEL57, I started using the KDE environment first. KDE has the Control Center.
    In Control Center, I used the Samba utility to define the 3 test folders.
    There are these tabs in Control Center/Samba Base settings/Shares/Printers/Users/Advanced
    I setup the 3 test folders as Shares. I gave them the full drwxrwxrwx and I even defined myself and root
    as an allowed users for those folders.

    Later, I discovered the SWAT utility using port 901, and I tried to define the same Shares with full permissions there.

    The SWAT view utility shows the following Samba config file:

    ----------------------------------------------

    # Samba config file created using SWAT
    # from 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1)
    # Date: 2012/03/19 12:51:39

    [global]
    dos charset = CP850
    unix charset = UTF-8
    display charset = LOCALE
    workgroup = RHEL5
    realm =
    netbios name = LINUX
    netbios aliases =
    netbios scope =
    server string = Samba Server Version %v
    interfaces = lo, eth0, 192.168.1.3/255.255.255.0
    bind interfaces only = No
    security = USER
    auth methods =
    encrypt passwords = Yes
    update encrypted = No
    client schannel = Auto
    server schannel = Auto
    allow trusted domains = Yes
    map to guest = Never
    null passwords = Yes
    obey pam restrictions = No
    password server = *
    smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
    private dir = /etc/samba
    passdb backend = tdbsam
    algorithmic rid base = 1000
    root directory =
    guest account = nobody
    enable privileges = Yes
    pam password change = No
    passwd program =
    passwd chat = *new*password* %n\n *new*password* %n\n *changed*
    passwd chat debug = No
    passwd chat timeout = 20
    check password script =
    username map =
    password level = 0
    username level = 0
    unix password sync = No
    restrict anonymous = 0
    lanman auth = Yes
    ntlm auth = Yes
    client NTLMv2 auth = No
    client lanman auth = Yes
    client plaintext auth = Yes
    preload modules =
    use kerberos keytab = No
    log level = 0
    syslog = 1
    syslog only = No
    log file =
    max log size = 5000
    debug timestamp = Yes
    debug prefix timestamp = No
    debug hires timestamp = No
    debug pid = No
    debug uid = No
    enable core files = Yes
    smb ports = 445 139
    large readwrite = Yes
    max protocol = NT1
    min protocol = CORE
    read bmpx = No
    read raw = Yes
    write raw = Yes
    disable netbios = No
    reset on zero vc = No
    acl compatibility = auto
    defer sharing violations = Yes
    nt pipe support = Yes
    nt status support = Yes
    announce version = 4.9
    announce as = NT
    max mux = 50
    max xmit = 16644
    name resolve order = lmhosts wins host bcast
    max ttl = 259200
    max wins ttl = 518400
    min wins ttl = 21600
    time server = No
    unix extensions = Yes
    use spnego = Yes
    client signing = auto
    server signing = auto
    client use spnego = Yes
    enable asu support = No
    svcctl list =
    deadtime = 0
    getwd cache = Yes
    keepalive = 300
    lpq cache time = 30
    max smbd processes = 0
    paranoid server security = Yes
    max disk size = 0
    max open files = 10000
    open files database hash size = 10007
    socket options = TCP_NODELAY
    use mmap = Yes
    hostname lookups = No
    name cache timeout = 660
    load printers = Yes
    printcap cache time = 750
    printcap name =
    cups server =
    iprint server =
    disable spoolss = No
    addport command =
    enumports command =
    addprinter command =
    deleteprinter command =
    show add printer wizard = Yes
    os2 driver map =
    mangling method = hash2
    mangle prefix = 1
    max stat cache size = 1024
    stat cache = Yes
    machine password timeout = 604800
    add user script =
    rename user script =
    delete user script =
    add group script =
    delete group script =
    add user to group script =
    delete user from group script =
    set primary group script =
    add machine script =
    shutdown script =
    abort shutdown script =
    username map script =
    logon script =
    logon path = \\%N\%U\profile
    logon drive =
    logon home = \\%N\%U
    domain logons = No
    os level = 20
    lm announce = Auto
    lm interval = 60
    preferred master = No
    local master = Yes
    domain master = No
    browse list = Yes
    enhanced browsing = Yes
    dns proxy = Yes
    wins proxy = No
    wins server =
    wins support = No
    wins hook =
    kernel oplocks = Yes
    lock spin time = 200
    oplock break wait time = 0
    ldap admin dn =
    ldap delete dn = No
    ldap group suffix =
    ldap idmap suffix =
    ldap machine suffix =
    ldap passwd sync = no
    ldap replication sleep = 1000
    ldap suffix =
    ldap ssl = no
    ldap timeout = 15
    ldap page size = 1024
    ldap user suffix =
    ldap debug level = 0
    ldap debug threshold = 10
    add share command =
    change share command =
    delete share command =
    eventlog list =
    config file =
    preload =
    lock directory = /var/cache/samba
    pid directory = /var/run
    utmp directory =
    wtmp directory =
    utmp = No
    default service =
    message command =
    get quota command =
    set quota command =
    remote announce =
    remote browse sync =
    socket address = 0.0.0.0
    homedir map = auto.home
    afs username map =
    afs token lifetime = 604800
    log nt token command =
    time offset = 0
    NIS homedir = No
    usershare allow guests = No
    usershare max shares = 0
    usershare owner only = Yes
    usershare path = /AuditWork
    usershare prefix allow list =
    usershare prefix deny list =
    usershare template share =
    panic action =
    host msdfs = Yes
    passdb expand explicit = No
    idmap domains =
    idmap backend =
    idmap alloc backend =
    idmap cache time = 900
    idmap negative cache time = 120
    idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
    idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
    template homedir = /home/%D/%U
    template shell = /bin/false
    winbind separator = \
    winbind cache time = 300
    winbind enum users = No
    winbind enum groups = No
    winbind use default domain = No
    winbind trusted domains only = No
    winbind nested groups = Yes
    winbind nss info = template
    winbind refresh tickets = No
    winbind offline logon = No
    winbind normalize names = No
    comment =
    path =
    username =
    invalid users =
    valid users =
    admin users =
    read list =
    write list =
    printer admin =
    force user =
    force group =
    read only = Yes
    acl check permissions = Yes
    acl group control = No
    acl map full control = Yes
    create mask = 0744
    force create mode = 00
    security mask = 0777
    force security mode = 00
    directory mask = 0755
    force directory mode = 00
    directory security mask = 0777
    force directory security mode = 00
    force unknown acl user = No
    inherit permissions = No
    inherit acls = No
    inherit owner = No
    guest only = No
    administrative share = No
    guest ok = No
    only user = No
    hosts allow = 192.168.1.2, 192.168.1.3
    hosts deny =
    allocation roundup size = 1048576
    aio read size = 0
    aio write size = 0
    aio write behind =
    ea support = No
    nt acl support = Yes
    profile acls = No
    map acl inherit = No
    afs share = No
    block size = 1024
    change notify = Yes
    directory name cache size = 100
    kernel change notify = Yes
    max connections = 0
    min print space = 0
    strict allocate = No
    strict sync = No
    sync always = No
    use sendfile = No
    write cache size = 0
    max reported print jobs = 0
    max print jobs = 1000
    printable = No
    printing = cups
    cups options = raw
    print command =
    lpq command = %p
    lprm command =
    lppause command =
    lpresume command =
    queuepause command =
    queueresume command =
    printer name =
    use client driver = No
    default devmode = Yes
    force printername = No
    printjob username = %U
    default case = lower
    case sensitive = Auto
    preserve case = Yes
    short preserve case = Yes
    mangling char = ~
    hide dot files = Yes
    hide special files = No
    hide unreadable = No
    hide unwriteable files = No
    delete veto files = No
    veto files =
    hide files =
    veto oplock files =
    map archive = Yes
    map hidden = No
    map system = No
    map readonly = yes
    mangled names = Yes
    mangled map =
    store dos attributes = No
    dmapi support = No
    browseable = Yes
    blocking locks = Yes
    csc policy = manual
    fake oplocks = No
    locking = Yes
    oplocks = Yes
    level2 oplocks = Yes
    oplock contention limit = 2
    posix locking = Yes
    strict locking = Auto
    share modes = Yes
    dfree cache time = 0
    dfree command =
    copy =
    include =
    preexec =
    preexec close = No
    postexec =
    root preexec =
    root preexec close = No
    root postexec =
    available = Yes
    volume =
    fstype = NTFS
    set directory = No
    wide links = Yes
    follow symlinks = Yes
    dont descend =
    magic script =
    magic output =
    delete readonly = No
    dos filemode = No
    dos filetimes = Yes
    dos filetime resolution = No
    fake directory create times = No
    vfs objects =
    msdfs root = No
    msdfs proxy =

    [homes]
    comment = Home Directories
    valid users = rthompson, root
    read only = No
    case sensitive = No
    browseable = No
    strict locking = No
    msdfs proxy = no

    [printers]
    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/spool/samba
    printable = Yes
    browseable = No

    [AuditLogs]
    comment = Use only for auditing Logs
    path = /var/log/audit
    valid users = rthompson, root
    admin users = rthompson, root
    read only = No
    case sensitive = No
    strict locking = No
    msdfs proxy = no

    [LOG]
    path = /var/log
    valid users = rthompson, root
    read only = No
    guest ok = Yes
    case sensitive = No
    strict locking = No
    msdfs proxy = no

    [AUDITWORK]
    comment = Work Directory
    path = /AuditWork
    valid users = rthompson, root
    read only = No
    case sensitive = No
    strict locking = No
    msdfs proxy = no

    [TESTWORK]
    path = /usr/TestWork/
    valid users = rthompson, root
    admin users = rthompson, root
    write list = rthompson, root
    read only = No
    guest ok = Yes
    case sensitive = No
    strict locking = No
    msdfs proxy = no

    [TESTHOME]
    path = /home/TestHome/
    valid users = rthompson, root
    write list = rthompson, root
    read only = No
    guest ok = Yes
    case sensitive = No
    strict locking = No
    msdfs proxy = no

    ----------------------------------------------

    It seems like Samba will not allow the Windows client user to see anything other than Home folders
    and printers and Faxes, for the rthompson login to Samba or the root login to Samba, from Windows.

    Can you see anything I am doing wrong?

    Rick Thompson
    603-886-2320
    Last edited by coldrunner; 03-20-2012 at 04:04 PM.

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    Hay coldrunner, I hope you are well.

    In regards to your problem the syntax looks good to me there must be a minor error in there some where.
    Last edited by slapandtickle69; 04-12-2012 at 11:13 AM.

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