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    Default smb nautilus browsing problem in openSUSE 11.0

    Problem 1.
    Nautilus mounts some smb shares as WRITE ONLY.
    ie it shows 0 files on the share but will let you copy files to the share (right after copy it disappears but windows client can see and read the copied file).

    Problem 2.
    Browsing windows networks only works with the firewall down, what services needs to be allowed through the firewall for windows browsing to work?

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    Default Re: smb nautilus browsing problem in openSUSE 11.0

    For Samba and SuSEfirewall2 I found it necessary to open TCP ports 135, 139 and 445 and also UDP ports 137 and 138, and I also needed to define a trusted network in terms of IP addresses. Try that.
    FFI: Configure SuSEfirewall2 for Samba

    Then try the write-only problem again -- but also as a diagnostic aid turn off the windows firewall temporarily, including any third party firewalls like zone alarm etc.

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    Hi Jens,

    That's strange... I've not had these issues so far and been using openSUSE 11 for a couple of months now (starting with the betas).

    My firewall is up and running without extra ports opened.
    The only thing I have to do when browsing the network and attaching to a Windows server that does not offer shares, is add /C$ (or respective drive letter) to the servers address.

    Could be you are getting write only access due to user name cached passwords or logging in with your current credentials?

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    Default Re: smb nautilus browsing problem in openSUSE 11.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic31 View Post
    Hi Jens,

    That's strange... I've not had these issues so far and been using openSUSE 11 for a couple of months now (starting with the betas).

    My firewall is up and running without extra ports opened.
    The only thing I have to do when browsing the network and attaching to a Windows server that does not offer shares, is add /C$ (or respective drive letter) to the servers address.

    Could be you are getting write only access due to user name cached passwords or logging in with your current credentials?

    Cheers,
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    Very interesting, so just out of interest, what do you have open in SuSEfirewall2 for the entries at FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP and FW_SERVICES_EXT_UDP in Yast at:
    Yast --> System --> /etc/sysconfig Editor --> Network --> firewall --> SuSEfirewall2 --> FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP and FW_SERVICES_EXT_UDP. I'd like to know because there may be some new thing going on in version 11 compared to 10.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    Very interesting, so just out of interest, what do you have open in SuSEfirewall2 for the entries at FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP and FW_SERVICES_EXT_UDP in Yast at:
    Yast --> System --> /etc/sysconfig Editor --> Network --> firewall --> SuSEfirewall2 --> FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP and FW_SERVICES_EXT_UDP. I'd like to know because there may be some new thing going on in version 11 compared to 10.3.

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    Hi Swerdna I'm not sure if it is me you are asking but here it is:

    FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP: domain microsoft-ds netbios-ssn 135 139 445
    FW_SERVICES_EXT_UDP: domain netbios-dgm netbios-ns 137 138

    I added the portnumbers as a result of your post and it did have a positive result on the browsing.

    But no change on the WRITE ONLY share. The share is a global completely open share (no authentication) only used as a scratchpad on the network. Just tested again with Ubuntu Hardy and it has no problem seeing, reading or writing to the share, likewise for windows or openSUSE 10.3.
    Also it cannot be a cache of authentication problem since on my first attempt to access the share I had never authenticated anything on the network (After I had authenticated on other machines it still does not work).

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    Default Re: smb nautilus browsing problem in openSUSE 11.0

    Hi Jens, my question was meant for Magic31, but thanks for the extra info in your reply.

    Forgive me but I'm getting a bit confused. Please clarify: Talking about computers, you've got a LAn with a Ssue, a windows and a/an Ubuntu computer, is that right? This share that's problematic for Suse, but not for Ubuntu or Windows, which computer is it on -- Suse?

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    Hi Swerdna

    Yes I got WIN-XP, WIN2K, Ubuntu Hardy, openSUSE 10.3 and 11.0.

    only the openSUSE 11.0 has problems accessing the share.

    the share is on a planex router (running I think BSD of some flavor but I may be wrong) without authentication.

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    On a planex router.... Hmmm.....I can't see anything obvious in that.
    Can you post Suse's Samba configuration file, might be something there. It's the file /etc/samba/smb.conf.

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    Default Re: smb nautilus browsing problem in openSUSE 11.0

    Hi Swerdna,

    I've checked the settings you mentioned, and they are all blank.
    To add I'm referring to accessing a Windows share from my Linux station, so I would think the firewall should not block that seeing I'm initiating it.

    My wireless connection is set to 'external zone' and my LAN is set to 'internal zone' (as I already have two firewalls protecting me on my LAN). Using both interfaces give me no trouble accessing smb shares.

    As an extra note, I'm the GNOME user

    One thing I have noticed that has changed in regard to 10.3. When I 'make' a smb connection it gets mounted on my desktop (and in Nautilus) & stays there until I unmount it (even if I change networks). It is a nice feature but results in some brief 'hangs' when opening Nautilus when the smb share is not accessible.
    Just something to keep in mind if you experience it too.

    If there is additional configuration info you would like let me know.

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    Default Re: smb nautilus browsing problem in openSUSE 11.0

    @magic31
    Thanks for that. I understand why no problem from the openSUSE firewall -- You get your protection as you say from a more global firewall around the whole lan, I think.
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