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    Default Home network between OpenSUSE11 and Windows XPSP3

    Hello,

    I'm still quite new with linux and it would be awesome if I could get home network shares to work with from linux to windows and windows to linux. I've been trying to do something with samba, but without any luck. I figured out I need properly configured smb.conf in /etc/samba , but still no access to folders neither on linux nor windows.

    Both computers are in workgroup named ROLLEVERKKO and I managed to get my /media/kameli (portable hard disk which I wan't to share to windows-pc) show up on windows-pc but it said "no access" "network path not found" or "no permissions". Some time ago it asked some account and password which I didn't know (tried everything).

    So, could somebody help this newb?

    My /etc/samba/smb.conf looks like this:
    Code:
    # smb.conf is the main Samba configuration file. You find a full commented
    # version at /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.SUSE if the
    # samba-doc package is installed.
    # Date: 2008-06-06
    [global]
            workgroup = ROLLEVERKKO
    #       netbios name =
            printing = cups
            printcap name = cups
            printcap cache time = 750
            cups options = raw
            map to guest = Bad User
            include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
            logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
            logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
            logon drive = P:
            usershare allow guests = Yes
            security = user
            usershare max shares = 900
            add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd  -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$
            domain logons = Yes
            domain master = Yes
            local master = Yes
            os level = 65
            preferred master = Yes
            idmap gid = 10000-20000
            idmap uid = 10000-20000
            guest account = nobody
    #       hosts allow 192.168
    
    [/media/kameli]
            comment = Kameli
            inherit acls = No
            path = /media/kameli/
            read only = No
            browseable = Yes
            writable = Yes
            writeable = Yes
            guest ok = Yes
    
    [/home/rolle]
            comment = Kotihakemisto
            inherit acls = No
            path = /home/rolle/
            read only = No
            browseable = Yes
            writable = Yes
            writeable = Yes
            guest ok = Yes
    My /etc/samba/smbusers looks like this:
    Code:
    root = administrator
    ;nobody = guest pcguest smbguest
    Tell me what to try next.
    Thanks in advance!
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    Default Re: Home network between OpenSUSE11 and Windows XPSP3

    Swerdna has a great networking how to on his site.
    And it should work for 11.0

    Linux HOWTOs and Tutorials: Suse Linux 10.0, 10.1 openSUSE 10.2, 10.3

    Also make sure your firewalls are disabled until you see if you can connect machines on your network.
    Hopefully Swerdna can jump in and answer your questions.

    Also try doing a search.

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    Default Re: Home network between OpenSUSE11 and Windows XPSP3

    Hi, you might change these features of your network configuration:

    You have name resolution set to use the lmhosts file and the hosts file -- I suggest you use broadcast name resolution up front and the other two last because you probably haven't entered the name/IP address pairs for the network into either of host or lmhosts files.

    You don't overtly broadcast a network name for the computer -- suggest you activate netbios name broadcasting.

    You use a primary domain. Suggest you use a workgroup.

    All in all I would suggest this for the [global] paragraph:
    [global]
    workgroup = ROLLEVERKKO
    netbios name = PUT_A_NAME_HERE
    name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins
    server string = ""
    printing = cups
    printcap name = cups
    printcap cache time = 750
    cups options = raw
    use client driver = yes
    map to guest = Bad User
    local master = yes
    preferred master = yes
    os level = 65
    usershare allow guests = Yes
    usershare max shares = 100
    usershare owner only = False
    Regarding the shares. They are accessed as read/write shares by anyone on the network -- no security at all -- OK that's your decision but don't keep private data in the home directory of rolle because it's prima facie open to the internet. The thing to change is that any files changed or added to these shares will belong to user "nobody". That will get very messy because you'll have mixed owners in the directory. And guests will have the permissions of the Linux directory (path = etc) as annoying constraints -- so I suggest that guests be given the read/write permissions of the owners of the dircetories with the "force user" parameter. I suggest you restructure like this:
    [/media/kameli]
    comment = Kameli
    read only = no
    path = /media/kameli/
    guest ok = Yes
    force user = whoever owns the directory kameli located at /media/kameli
    and this:
    [/home/rolle]
    comment = Kotihakemisto
    path = /home/rolle/
    read only = No
    force user = rolle
    guest ok = Yes
    Your shares are both "guest ok = yes" so you probably don't need to adjust the contents of smbusers file.

    OpenSUSE 11.0 opens a hole in the firewall for Samba by default -- but if problems persist it might be a good idea to turn the firewall of temporarily as a diagnostic maneuver.

    Finally, after the changes I suggest you reboot Suse, wait, reboot windows, wait, reboot Suse, wait, reboot windows. That save a lot of time waiting for elections and handshaking around the network.

    Luck
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    Default Re: Home network between OpenSUSE11 and Windows XPSP3

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    Finally, after the changes I suggest you reboot Suse, wait, reboot windows, wait, reboot Suse, wait, reboot windows. That save a lot of time waiting for elections and handshaking around the network.
    Luck

    I made those changes and rebooted both computers twice as you told. Now I have kameli in windows My Network Places but when I click it it says "\\peikko\/media/kameli is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."

    I decided not to share /home/rolle. Instead I want to share only /media/kameli which is my mounted portable hard disk.

    Any more solutions? I didn't find any good solution from Swerdna's tutorial page, because I didn't understand much.

    Please help, I appreciate.

    Rolle
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    Default Re: Home network between OpenSUSE11 and Windows XPSP3

    Oh, sorry! I got it work! It seems that is has to be named like [kameli], not [/media/kameli] now it's working fine. Thanks for everyone! Case solved and I'm happy
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    Default Re: Home network between OpenSUSE11 and Windows XPSP3

    Hopefully you mean ""\\peikko\media\kameli", let's assume that's what you got, the other one doesn't make sense to me. I fixing that doesn't work then:

    "don't have permissions": Turn firewall off for the time being. Add a user to the Samba user database with command smbpasswd in a console; e.g. if you add kameli do it this way:
    Code:
    smbpasswd -a kamali
    answer password prompt, make up new password or use LInux password, as you prefer.
    Then from Windows you should ge a prompt foor a username/password. Supply kameli/password.

    Try that. If it fails, check the workgroup name under windows --> my computer R-click --> Properties --> Network Name or Name or whatever they use. Check the workgroup name is same as in Suse smb.conf.

    If that doesn't work then post the contents of your smb.conf back here.
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    Default Re: Home network between OpenSUSE11 and Windows XPSP3

    Quote Originally Posted by rollex2 View Post
    Oh, sorry! I got it work! It seems that is has to be named like [kameli], not [/media/kameli] now it's working fine. Thanks for everyone! Case solved and I'm happy
    Great. celebrate!
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    Default Re: Home network between OpenSUSE11 and Windows XPSP3

    Hello. Long time no good suse-talk!
    My recent problem: It founds my machine when typing \\192.168.11.2 in windows explorer, but not when typing \\peikko ! what's the matter here?
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    Default Re: Home network between OpenSUSE11 and Windows XPSP3

    I'm gonna start another topic because this one is SOLVED.
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