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    Ubuntu 13.04 file sharing with other Ubuntu Computers

    I'm getting time outs

    I have the default install of 13.04 on 2 machines, and 1 machines is 12.04, and the other is Windows 7
    My main share is on a ubuntu 13.04 folder lets call this one MAIN for description purposes.

    Ubuntu - Right click share options, share with read/write and guest access with default WORKGROUP name.
    Windows 7 box same setup WORKGROUP name

    All the computers on the router have a shared folder setup for sharing requirements mostly

    I cannot access the MAIN share on the MAIN box itself from the network browser, nor from the other ubuntu computers
    Oddly the Windows computer can access the MAIN share

    I get time out from the ubuntu computers or from the MAIN itself when accessing the network browser

    However, the other 2 Ubuntu computers can access their shared folders among themselves
    This is very strange and I have not experienced this before.

    Please advise
    Last edited by AgentZ86; May 31st, 2013 at 01:28 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 file sharing with other Ubuntu Computers

    From the "network browser" try using cntl+l to get a location bar. Then use this to connect: smb://IP_ADDRESS (use the IP address of the MAIN machine). Does this show the share?
    Last edited by redmk2; May 28th, 2013 at 11:51 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 file sharing with other Ubuntu Computers

    Quote Originally Posted by redmk2 View Post
    From the "network browser" try using cntl+l to get a location bar. Then use this to connect: smb://IP_ADDRESS (use the IP address of the MAIN machine). Does this show the share?
    Yes it does
    All shares seem to work normally with smb//IP's
    Why is it doing that and how to fix it ?

    Thanks for the replies
    Last edited by AgentZ86; May 29th, 2013 at 01:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentZ86 View Post
    Yes it does
    All shares seem to work normally with smb//IP's
    Why is it doing that and how to fix it ?

    Thanks for the replies
    This confirms that the Samba daemon (smbd) is working correctly. The name service (nmbd) is not resolving the name to IP. There are several things that can be the culprit. We need to dig some more using the CLI.

    From the terminal of the server you call Main post the output of this command
    Code:
    hostname
    Also post the output of
    Code:
    cat /etc/hosts
    .

    is the this machine's IP address static (stays the same)? What is the address? What is the output of this command
    Code:
    ifconfig

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 file sharing with other Ubuntu Computers

    are you using ufw? if so try adding the following rules
    Code:
    sudo ufw allow from 192.168.0.0/24 to any port 137:139,445 proto tcp
    sudo ufw allow from 192.168.0.0/24 to any port 137:139,445 proto udp
    substituting the ip range of your network if necessary.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 file sharing with other Ubuntu Computers

    Quote Originally Posted by HiImTye View Post
    are you using ufw? if so try adding the following rules
    Code:
    sudo ufw allow from 192.168.0.0/24 to any port 137:139,445 proto tcp
    sudo ufw allow from 192.168.0.0/24 to any port 137:139,445 proto udp
    substituting the ip range of your network if necessary.
    Samba works. There is no need to diddle with the FW at all. See "All shares seem to work normally with smb//IP's" from above.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 file sharing with other Ubuntu Computers

    Howdy,

    Samba works best if you have a DNS server for your LAN, or at least have all hostnames and IP addresses defined in all /etc/hosts files. Delays are usually due to bad name lookups, forcing Samba to try different methods to resolve things.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 file sharing with other Ubuntu Computers

    ignore this

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 file sharing with other Ubuntu Computers

    Couldn't do this last night but anyhow here is the outpu

    hostname
    warehouse-GX617AA-ABA-SR5310F
    warehouse@warehouse-GX617AA-ABA-SR5310F:~$


    cat /etc/hosts
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    127.0.1.1 warehouse-GX617AA-ABA-SR5310F

    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

    ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1d:60:d1:7f:4a
    inet addr:192.168.1.8 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::21d:60ff:fed1:7f4a/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:133018 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:71923 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:131522567 (131.5 MB) TX bytes:24235895 (24.2 MB)

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
    RX packets:6393 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:6393 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:598515 (598.5 KB) TX bytes:598515 (598.5 KB)

    Look like the other ubuntu boxes

    I should mention one thing that may not be related

    If I turn off the computer that has the MAIN share on it, the other 2 ubuntu boxes can share among themself more easily without delays.
    Just thought I should mention it
    Last edited by AgentZ86; May 29th, 2013 at 03:25 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 13.04 file sharing with other Ubuntu Computers

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentZ86 View Post
    Couldn't do this last night but anyhow here is the output

    Code:
    hostname
    warehouse-GX617AA-ABA-SR5310F
    warehouse@warehouse-GX617AA-ABA-SR5310F:~$

    Code:
    cat /etc/hosts
    127.0.0.1	localhost
    127.0.1.1	warehouse-GX617AA-ABA-SR5310F
    
    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
    Code:
    ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1d:60:d1:7f:4a  
              inet addr:192.168.1.8  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21d:60ff:fed1:7f4a/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:133018 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:71923 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:131522567 (131.5 MB)  TX bytes:24235895 (24.2 MB)
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:6393 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:6393 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:598515 (598.5 KB)  TX bytes:598515 (598.5 KB)
    Look like the other ubuntu boxes

    I should mention one thing that may not be related

    If I turn off the computer that has the MAIN share on it, the other 2 ubuntu boxes can share among themself more easily without delays.
    Just thought I should mention it
    The host with the MAIN share is the problem for sure. The first thing I see is the hostname is longer than 15 characters. NETBIOS names must be less than 15 characters. We need to change that. There are 2 ways to do that. We can change the hostname itself or we can explicitly configure a suitable NETBIOS name in the smb.conf file. The second method is the easiest, but the name you browse for will not be the same as the hostname.

    There may be other problems, but this is definitely a problem that needs to be resolved (pardon the pun).

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