Samba in 11.3

I recently upgraded to 11.3 and must say am highly disappointed. Between the multitude of problems, and sudden lack of long standing tools ( Sax2, system repair, loss of functionality in software installer), this to me has been a major step backward.

Now I have found out Samba as well has stopped working, sort of. I can still copy from windows share to my Suse box, however copying from Suse to the windows share now results in an error, the details for which just say invalid argument.

Any help would be greatly appreciated in getting this working properly again.

Also note there are no logs in /var/logs/samba so I don’t really have a clue whats happening.

So, why not show use your smb.conf file and tell us about the Windows computer types you are trying to communicate to. I have a Samba write for openSUSE 11.2, but I use the same setup under openSUSE 11.3. I am planing on a rewrite in the future for some changes, but nothing is there that will stop it from working with openSUSE 11.3.

Samba SMB file sharing in openSUSE 11.2

Thank You,

Well it worked for me in 11.1, and later when I upgraded to 11.2, it only stopped working after upgrading to 11.3, on same network with same shares etc…So I’m nopt sure why the smb.conf would have changed but here it is:

	workgroup = DOGSOUT
	passdb backend = tdbsam
	printing = cups
	printcap name = cups
	printcap cache time = 750
	cups options = raw
	map to guest = Bad User
	logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
	logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
	logon drive = P:
	usershare allow guests = No
	security = user
	add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd  -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$
	domain logons = No
	domain master = No
	include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
	ldap suffix = 
	netbios name = Scoobster
	wins server =
	wins support = No
	comment = Home Directories
	valid users = %S, %D%w%S
	browseable = No
	read only = No
	inherit acls = Yes
	comment = Network Profiles Service
	path = %H
	read only = No
	store dos attributes = Yes
	create mask = 0600
	directory mask = 0700
	comment = All users
	path = /home
	read only = No
	inherit acls = Yes
	veto files = /aquota.user/groups/shares/
	comment = All groups
	path = /home/groups
	read only = No
	inherit acls = Yes
	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/tmp
	printable = Yes
	create mask = 0600
	browseable = No
	comment = Printer Drivers
	path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
	write list = @ntadmin root
	force group = ntadmin
	create mask = 0664
	directory mask = 0775

Aftre further investigation, it seems I can read/write fine from share if I mount them via CLI, so it would seem maybe this is a Fuse/GVFS problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry about not responding yesterday. My message notifications got screwed up somehow after seeing online Data corruption errors on the forum. This was very unnerving for me.

Anyway I would ask what name does your Samba computer go by anyway to other computers? I might suggest you add these two entries under [global]

    netbios name = ComputerNam
    server string = Comment About Your Computer

and I would change:

    security = SHARE

Restart Samba and see if this does any different for you.

Thank You,

@silenuz do you really have a wins server configured on your network? If that’s a “yes” is it a Linux machine or a windows machine? If that’s a “no” then your openSUSE box will have difficulty seeing other computers. So is it a yes or a no?