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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Flos Headford View Post
    Thank you so much, dmizer!
    I have methodically worked through this whole thread from the top, and have a much better understanding of what I need to do.
    It's still not working, but I'm now confident I'm doing the right things.
    Regards,
    Phil
    Are you getting any errors?

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    I just want to add that I posted a question about a similar Windows share issue (see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1451837) and was referred to this thread. I applied the fixes shown on the first page of this thread, rebooted Ubuntu, and it works.

    I'm wondering if these fixes will get overwritten if I upgrade to the next level of ubuntu, like Lucid Whatsit.

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket J Squirrel View Post
    I just want to add that I posted a question about a similar Windows share issue (see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1451837) and was referred to this thread. I applied the fixes shown on the first page of this thread, rebooted Ubuntu, and it works.
    Fantastic!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket J Squirrel View Post
    I'm wondering if these fixes will get overwritten if I upgrade to the next level of ubuntu, like Lucid Whatsit.
    Yes, they most likely will be overwritten. You will probably have to reapply them after updating to Lucid.

    Sorry.

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    First off, I want to say THANK YOU! to DMIZER for this thread. I've been working on this for days with no luck until I found the answers here! Hopefully you can take it one more step for me (please!).

    I'm running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on a MacBook Pro laptop, with Parallels 5.0. In Parallels I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3 and Ubuntu 9.10.

    I was having problems with NT_CONNECTION_REFUSED errors before I read this thread. Changes that were suggested resolved all the issues I had, but a new one has surfaced.

    Originally, when I ran smbtree, I could see all the information for MBP17, my OS X system, but the MBP17U (Ubuntu) and SERVER2 (XP) got the connection refused errors. Now, I can see all the information for the Ubuntu & XP systems, but the OS X system is getting the following error:

    anonymous failed session setup with NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

    Can anyone help me out with this one? I haven't found anything relevant on the web yet.
    Thanks,
    Peter V.

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Hi,

    dmizer I've followed all you're instructions (thx by the way) and I've read every post in this threads.

    My problem:
    I can view all of my windows xp share and access any folder that is on the c: drive of the Xp machine. But I cant access any folder on the d: drive.

    When I click on the shared folders in the d: drive from nautilus I get this error "You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "Name of the share"."

    my samba config file

    Code:
    #
    # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.
    #
    #
    # This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
    # smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
    # here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options most of which 
    # are not shown in this example
    #
    # Some options that are often worth tuning have been included as
    # commented-out examples in this file.
    #  - When such options are commented with ";", the proposed setting
    #    differs from the default Samba behaviour
    #  - When commented with "#", the proposed setting is the default
    #    behaviour of Samba but the option is considered important
    #    enough to be mentioned here
    #
    # NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command
    # "testparm" to check that you have not made any basic syntactic 
    # errors. 
    # A well-established practice is to name the original file
    # "smb.conf.master" and create the "real" config file with
    # testparm -s smb.conf.master >smb.conf
    # This minimizes the size of the really used smb.conf file
    # which, according to the Samba Team, impacts performance
    # However, use this with caution if your smb.conf file contains nested
    # "include" statements. See Debian bug #483187 for a case
    # where using a master file is not a good idea.
    #
    
    #======================= Global Settings =======================
    
    [global]
    
    ## Browsing/Identification ###
    
    # Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
    	workgroup = trujillo1
    ;	netbios name = HAL9000
    
    # server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
    	server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
    
    # Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
    # WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable its WINS Server
    #   wins support = no
    
    # WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
    # Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
    ;   wins server = w.x.y.z
    
    # This will prevent nmbd to search for NetBIOS names through DNS.
    	dns proxy = no
    
    # What naming service and in what order should we use to resolve host names
    # to IP addresses
        name resolve order = lmhosts wins bcast host
    
    #### Networking ####
    
    # The specific set of interfaces / networks to bind to
    # This can be either the interface name or an IP address/netmask;
    # interface names are normally preferred
    ;   interfaces = 127.0.0.0/8 eth0
    
    # Only bind to the named interfaces and/or networks; you must use the
    # 'interfaces' option above to use this.
    # It is recommended that you enable this feature if your Samba machine is
    # not protected by a firewall or is a firewall itself.  However, this
    # option cannot handle dynamic or non-broadcast interfaces correctly.
    ;   bind interfaces only = yes
    
    
    
    #### Debugging/Accounting ####
    
    # This tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
    # that connects
    	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    
    # Cap the size of the individual log files (in KiB).
    	max log size = 1000
    
    # If you want Samba to only log through syslog then set the following
    # parameter to 'yes'.
    #   syslog only = no
    
    # We want Samba to log a minimum amount of information to syslog. Everything
    # should go to /var/log/samba/log.{smbd,nmbd} instead. If you want to log
    # through syslog you should set the following parameter to something higher.
    	syslog = 0
    
    # Do something sensible when Samba crashes: mail the admin a backtrace
    	panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
    
    
    ####### Authentication #######
    
    # "security = user" is always a good idea. This will require a Unix account
    # in this server for every user accessing the server. See
    # /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/Samba3-HOWTO/ServerType.html
    # in the samba-doc package for details.
    #   security = user
    
    # You may wish to use password encryption.  See the section on
    # 'encrypt passwords' in the smb.conf(5) manpage before enabling.
    ;	encrypt passwords = yes
    
    # If you are using encrypted passwords, Samba will need to know what
    # password database type you are using.  
    ;	passdb backend = tdbsam
    
    	obey pam restrictions = yes
    
    # This boolean parameter controls whether Samba attempts to sync the Unix
    # password with the SMB password when the encrypted SMB password in the
    # passdb is changed.
    	unix password sync = yes
    
    # For Unix password sync to work on a Debian GNU/Linux system, the following
    # parameters must be set (thanks to Ian Kahan <<kahan@informatik.tu-muenchen.de> for
    # sending the correct chat script for the passwd program in Debian Sarge).
    	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    	passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
    
    # This boolean controls whether PAM will be used for password changes
    # when requested by an SMB client instead of the program listed in
    # 'passwd program'. The default is 'no'.
    	pam password change = yes
    
    # This option controls how unsuccessful authentication attempts are mapped 
    # to anonymous connections
    	map to guest = bad user
    
    ########## Domains ###########
    
    # Is this machine able to authenticate users. Both PDC and BDC
    # must have this setting enabled. If you are the BDC you must
    # change the 'domain master' setting to no
    #
    ;   domain logons = yes
    #
    # The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set
    # It specifies the location of the user's profile directory
    # from the client point of view)
    # The following required a [profiles] share to be setup on the
    # samba server (see below)
    ;   logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U
    # Another common choice is storing the profile in the user's home directory
    # (this is Samba's default)
    #   logon path = \\%N\%U\profile
    
    # The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set
    # It specifies the location of a user's home directory (from the client
    # point of view)
    ;   logon drive = H:
    #   logon home = \\%N\%U
    
    # The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set
    # It specifies the script to run during logon. The script must be stored
    # in the [netlogon] share
    # NOTE: Must be store in 'DOS' file format convention
    ;   logon script = logon.cmd
    
    # This allows Unix users to be created on the domain controller via the SAMR
    # RPC pipe.  The example command creates a user account with a disabled Unix
    # password; please adapt to your needs
    ; add user script = /usr/sbin/adduser --quiet --disabled-password --gecos "" %u
    
    # This allows machine accounts to be created on the domain controller via the 
    # SAMR RPC pipe.  
    # The following assumes a "machines" group exists on the system
    ; add machine script  = /usr/sbin/useradd -g machines -c "%u machine account" -d /var/lib/samba -s /bin/false %u
    
    # This allows Unix groups to be created on the domain controller via the SAMR
    # RPC pipe.  
    ; add group script = /usr/sbin/addgroup --force-badname %g
    
    ########## Printing ##########
    
    # If you want to automatically load your printer list rather
    # than setting them up individually then you'll need this
    #   load printers = yes
    
    # lpr(ng) printing. You may wish to override the location of the
    # printcap file
    ;   printing = bsd
    ;   printcap name = /etc/printcap
    
    # CUPS printing.  See also the cupsaddsmb(8) manpage in the
    # cupsys-client package.
    ;	printing = cups
    ;   printcap name = cups
    
    ############ Misc ############
    
    # Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration
    # on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name
    # of the machine that is connecting
    ;   include = /home/samba/etc/smb.conf.%m
    
    # Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
    # See smb.conf(5) and /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/Samba3-HOWTO/speed.html
    # for details
    # You may want to add the following on a Linux system:
    #         SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
    #   socket options = TCP_NODELAY
    
    # The following parameter is useful only if you have the linpopup package
    # installed. The samba maintainer and the linpopup maintainer are
    # working to ease installation and configuration of linpopup and samba.
    ;   message command = /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm %s' &
    
    # Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. If this
    # machine will be configured as a BDC (a secondary logon server), you
    # must set this to 'no'; otherwise, the default behavior is recommended.
    #   domain master = auto
    
    # Some defaults for winbind (make sure you're not using the ranges
    # for something else.)
    ;   idmap uid = 10000-20000
    ;   idmap gid = 10000-20000
    ;   template shell = /bin/bash
    
    # The following was the default behaviour in sarge,
    # but samba upstream reverted the default because it might induce
    # performance issues in large organizations.
    # See Debian bug #368251 for some of the consequences of *not*
    # having this setting and smb.conf(5) for details.
    ;   winbind enum groups = yes
    ;   winbind enum users = yes
    
    # Setup usershare options to enable non-root users to share folders
    # with the net usershare command.
    
    # Maximum number of usershare. 0 (default) means that usershare is disabled.
    ;	usershare max shares = 100
    
    # Allow users who've been granted usershare privileges to create
    # public shares, not just authenticated ones
    	usershare allow guests = yes
    	username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
    	security = user
    ;	guest ok = no
    ;	guest account = nobody
    
    #======================= Share Definitions =======================
    
    # Un-comment the following (and tweak the other settings below to suit)
    # to enable the default home directory shares.  This will share each
    # user's home directory as \\server\username
    ;[homes]
    ;   comment = Home Directories
    ;   browseable = no
    
    # By default, the home directories are exported read-only. Change the
    # next parameter to 'no' if you want to be able to write to them.
    ;   read only = yes
    
    # File creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to
    # create files with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.
    ;   create mask = 0700
    
    # Directory creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to
    # create dirs. with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.
    ;   directory mask = 0700
    
    # By default, \\server\username shares can be connected to by anyone
    # with access to the samba server.  Un-comment the following parameter
    # to make sure that only "username" can connect to \\server\username
    # This might need tweaking when using external authentication schemes
    ;   valid users = %S
    
    # Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
    # (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)
    ;[netlogon]
    ;   comment = Network Logon Service
    ;   path = /home/samba/netlogon
    ;   guest ok = yes
    ;   read only = yes
    ;   share modes = no
    
    # Un-comment the following and create the profiles directory to store
    # users profiles (see the "logon path" option above)
    # (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)
    # The path below should be writable by all users so that their
    # profile directory may be created the first time they log on
    ;[profiles]
    ;   comment = Users profiles
    ;   path = /home/samba/profiles
    ;   guest ok = no
    ;   browseable = no
    ;   create mask = 0600
    ;   directory mask = 0700
    
    wins support = no
    [printers]
    	comment = All Printers
    	browseable = no
    	path = /var/spool/samba
    	printable = yes
    ;	guest ok = no
    ;	read only = yes
    	create mask = 0700
    
    # Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable
    # printer drivers
    [print$]
    	comment = Printer Drivers
    	path = /var/lib/samba/printers
    ;	browseable = yes
    ;	read only = yes
    ;	guest ok = no
    # Uncomment to allow remote administration of Windows print drivers.
    # You may need to replace 'lpadmin' with the name of the group your
    # admin users are members of.
    # Please note that you also need to set appropriate Unix permissions
    # to the drivers directory for these users to have write rights in it
    ;   write list = root, @lpadmin
    
    # A sample share for sharing your CD-ROM with others.
    ;[cdrom]
    ;   comment = Samba server's CD-ROM
    ;   read only = yes
    ;   locking = no
    ;   path = /cdrom
    ;   guest ok = yes
    
    # The next two parameters show how to auto-mount a CD-ROM when the
    #	cdrom share is accesed. For this to work /etc/fstab must contain
    #	an entry like this:
    #
    #       /dev/scd0   /cdrom  iso9660 defaults,noauto,ro,user   0 0
    #
    # The CD-ROM gets unmounted automatically after the connection to the
    #
    # If you don't want to use auto-mounting/unmounting make sure the CD
    #	is mounted on /cdrom
    #
    ;   preexec = /bin/mount /cdrom
    ;   postexec = /bin/umount /cdrom
    I'm using 9.10 and Xp service pack 2

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Quote Originally Posted by peterv6 View Post
    Now, I can see all the information for the Ubuntu & XP systems, but the OS X system is getting the following error:

    anonymous failed session setup with NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
    Unfortunately, I have not had much success in getting OSX to talk to Ubuntu via Samba. That's not to say it's not possible, but I just haven't been successful.

    Rather than trying to get everything to work over samba, I suggest you use NFS to perform file sharing between OSX and Ubuntu. For Ubuntu, there is a nice NFS howto in my sig. You'll be able to find many good howtos for NFS in OSX online.

    Quote Originally Posted by psymole View Post
    When I click on the shared folders in the d: drive from nautilus I get this error "You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "Name of the share"."
    You'll need to check two sets of permission levels on the D drive. You'll need to check all of the share permissions on all shared drives on the D drive. You'll also need to check the folder and file permissions on the folders and drive itself.

    This KB article should point you in the right direction: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Thanks dmizer, will try this and see if I can figure it out

    You'll need to check two sets of permission levels on the D drive. You'll need to check all of the share permissions on all shared drives on the D drive. You'll also need to check the folder and file permissions on the folders and drive itself.

    This KB article should point you in the right direction: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040
    Xp securities options are confusing as hell.

    will report back

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Thanks again dmizer

    Just tried this solution and my network is back 100%.

    Only thing I had to do beside what you and the article linked pointed, was to un-share and re-share the folders in the windows machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by dmizer View Post
    You'll need to check two sets of permission levels on the D drive. You'll need to check all of the share permissions on all shared drives on the D drive. You'll also need to check the folder and file permissions on the folders and drive itself.

    This KB article should point you in the right direction: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    hi
    i have a few 8.04 computers running on a network, the only way i can share files between 8.04 computers over my network is by going into nautilus and sharing them, and let nautilus install the smb files and set permission, after that i set my smb password in terminal, and with a desk top launcher i can open a shared home directory on another ubuntu computer. i have noticed that doing it this way doesn't change my smb.conf file but it works, after made the changes at the beginning of this post i can now see the other computers, but can't open the shared files,

    my question is should i be able to open another shared file on another ubuntu computer through places > network >

    i have noticed if i do a fresh install of ubuntu 8.04.3 with out any updates i can go to places > network > and see all my ubuntu and windows computers and open any shared files but as soon as i up date that computer the places > network > quits working

    this is a little confusing one ubuntu computer should share with another ubuntu computer easily i would thing i'm sure there is something i'm missing ?

    any thoughts ???

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Thanks, dmizer!
    Problem 3, pts. 1 and 2, solved my connection issue from my Ubuntu 10.4 partition on my laptop to my WinXP desktop.
    Last edited by crashley; April 28th, 2010 at 02:30 AM.

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