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#1 2022-03-08 13:30:48

dave1953
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Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

 I have an smb.conf which works perfectly using any distro other than Arch, saved in my subfolder "Linux Important Backups" on my Data Drive. I also have the "example" smb.conf as specified in the Arch Wiki. I have tried both with no success. Many months ago I successfully installed and configured Arch the Arch way, followed the Arch Wiki and successfully installed and configured Samba no problems - using my own smb.conf. So now I am wondering if I am missing something, or has something changed within Arch to necessitate some interaction on my part to "make it work"?

Enclosed are my inxi -fxz and details of the error message I am getting with Samba file sharing. The path for the directory I'm attempting to share is /mnt/MyData/Daves Correspondence. Part of the error message states the path contains "invalid characters"; .....but I cannot see any.......

Any suggestions will be very much appreciated, please.

[david@david-b450m-gaming /]$ inxi -fxz
CPU:
  Info: quad core model: AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE with Radeon Graphics bits: 64
    type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 rev: 1 cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 2 MiB L3: 4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1769 high: 2994 min/max: 1400/4112 boost: enabled
    cores: 1: 2994 2: 1330 3: 1331 4: 1330 5: 2994 6: 1330 7: 1508 8: 1336
    bogomips: 55919
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm adx aes aperfmperf apic arat avic avx avx2 bmi1
    bmi2 bpext cat_l3 cdp_l3 clflush clflushopt clwb clzero cmov cmp_legacy
    constant_tsc cpb cpuid cqm cqm_llc cqm_mbm_local cqm_mbm_total
    cqm_occup_llc cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists extapic extd_apicid
    f16c flushbyasid fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibpb ibrs
    ibs irperf lahf_lm lbrv lm mba mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor
    movbe msr mtrr mwaitx nonstop_tsc nopl npt nrip_save nx osvw
    overflow_recov pae pat pausefilter pclmulqdq pdpe1gb perfctr_core
    perfctr_llc perfctr_nb pfthreshold pge pni popcnt pse pse36 rapl rdpid
    rdpru rdrand rdseed rdt_a rdtscp rep_good sep sha_ni skinit smap smca
    smep ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 stibp succor svm svm_lock
    syscall tce topoext tsc tsc_scale umip v_spec_ctrl v_vmsave_vmload vgif
    vmcb_clean vme vmmcall wbnoinvd wdt xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveerptr
    xsaveopt xsaves

Error Message (typed longhand as there was no way to copy and paste) 

Cannot modify the share:

'net usershare' returned error 255: [2022/03/08 13:10:24, 0] ../../lib/util/
debug.c:1100(reopen_one_log)
  reopen_one_log:Unable to open new log file 'Daves Correspondence/
log.net': No such file or directory
net usershare add:share name /mnt/mydata/daves correspondence contains 
invalid characters (any of %<>*?|^+=;:",) 

Last edited by dave1953 (2022-03-12 10:32:02)

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#2 2022-03-08 14:40:59

V1del
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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

Please use code tags for pasting outputs: https://bbs.archlinux.org/help.php#bbcode

On a guess I'd say the space in the name is a problem, try a dir that doesn't contain a space.

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#3 2022-03-08 15:59:21

dave1953
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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

Thanks for your suggestion and I will take on board regarding code quotes. Unfortunately the removal of spaces, renaming folders makes no difference whatsoever, I just tried it with a folder called "test".  Again, I would respectfully reiterate 1) there are no issues when I use the "testparm" command and 2) I can successfully configure and successfully use correctly Samba in any other distro I choose - except Arch. No problems with any Debian based distro or Fedora. Which is what makes me believe I am missing something or need to change a lib file somewhere(?).

Stumped

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#4 2022-03-08 16:19:20

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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

Post your samba config.


No, it didn't "fix" anything. It just shifted the brokeness one space to the right. - jasonwryan
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#5 2022-03-08 21:05:20

dave1953
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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

 #======================= Global Settings =======================

[global]

## Browsing/Identification ###

# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
	workgroup = workgroup

	force user = david
	
	usershare path = /var/lib/samba/usershares
  usershare max shares = 100
  usershare allow guests = yes
  usershare owner only = yes

#### 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

# We want Samba to only log to /var/log/samba/log.{smbd,nmbd}.
# Append syslog@1 if you want important messages to be sent to syslog too.
	logging = systemd

# Do something sensible when Samba crashes: mail the admin a backtrace
	panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d


####### Authentication #######

# Server role. Defines in which mode Samba will operate. Possible
# values are "standalone server", "member server", "classic primary
# domain controller", "classic backup domain controller", "active
# directory domain controller". 
#
# Most people will want "standalone server" or "member server".
# Running as "active directory domain controller" will require first
# running "samba-tool domain provision" to wipe databases and create a
# new domain.
	server role = standalone server

	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 ###########

#
# The following settings only takes effect if 'server role = primary
# classic domain controller', 'server role = backup domain controller'
# or '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

############ 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

# Some defaults for winbind (make sure you're not using the ranges
# for something else.)
;   idmap config * :              backend = tdb
;   idmap config * :              range   = 3000-7999
;   idmap config YOURDOMAINHERE : backend = tdb
;   idmap config YOURDOMAINHERE : range   = 100000-999999
;   template shell = /bin/bash

# Setup usershare options to enable non-root users to share folders
# with the net usershare command.

# Maximum number of usershare. 0 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 = no
;	server string = samba 4.13.3
	security = user
;	encrypt passwords = yes
;	guest ok = no
;	guest account = nobody

#======================= Share Definitions =======================

[homes]
	comment = Home Directories
;	browseable = yes

# 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 = no

[ourfiles]
	comment = Some useful files
	read only = no
	path = /4c05f1a0-1665-4b5f-a2a4-ee8dba614a48/
	guest ok = no

# 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.
# The following parameter makes 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 = no
;   read only = yes

# 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

[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

[public]
	path = /home/Public/
;	available = yes
;	browsable = yes
	public = yes
	writable = yes
	force user = samba-public

[Data]  
	path =  /mnt/MyData
	writeable = yes
;	browseable = yes
	guest ok = no

[Kingston SSD]

    path = /mnt/Kingston SSD
    writeable = yes
    browseable = yes
    guest ok = no

[256SSD]

    path = /mnt/256SSD
    writeable = yes
    browseable = yes
    guest ok = no 

[global]
  usershare path = /var/lib/samba/usershares
  usershare max shares = 100
  usershare allow guests = no
  usershare owner only = yes 

Last edited by dave1953 (2022-03-08 22:48:24)

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#6 2022-03-08 21:22:31

Slithery
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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

Please edit your posts and put [⁣code] [⁣/code] tags around all commands and their outputs, it makes things much easier to read for everyone.
https://bbs.archlinux.org/help.php#bbcode

You've already been asked to do this once.


No, it didn't "fix" anything. It just shifted the brokeness one space to the right. - jasonwryan
Closing -- for deletion; Banning -- for muppetry. - jasonwryan

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#7 2022-03-08 22:45:53

dave1953
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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

Sorry. Newbie error I'm afraid. Didn't mean to offend. Will try harder.

(edit) Hopefully now corrected. Apologies once more.

Last edited by dave1953 (2022-03-08 22:50:13)

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#8 2022-03-08 23:26:39

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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

What was the command you used?  Was it executed on the system hosting the share?  Did you try redirecting stdout and stderr to capture the commands output?

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#9 2022-03-08 23:31:01

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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

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#10 2022-03-09 07:39:38

dave1953
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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

Thanks, I'll have a good look into this.

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#11 2022-03-09 11:33:26

dave1953
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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

Thanks for your help, but I checked your suggestion and attached to the article is a patch and sorry to say I do not know how to implement it. Could you please point me in the right direction? Apologies for my lack of knowledge, but anxious to learn.

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#12 2022-03-09 12:52:18

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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

read this first:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Patchi … ng_patches

to find the original PKGBUILD go to this page:
https://archlinux.org/packages/communit … lus-share/
which has a link in the top right called "source files" which takes you to this page:
https://github.com/archlinux/svntogit-c … hare/trunk
which has the PKGBUILD which you then modify and put the patch file next to it in a directory and run "updpkgsums" then build the package using "makepkg" (i use "makepkg -Ccs")

here is what the modified PKGBUILD should look like:

# Maintainer: Balló György <ballogyor+arch at gmail dot com>
# Contributor: Nevar <psi.neamf@gmail.com>

pkgname=nautilus-share
pkgver=0.7.3
pkgrel=9
pkgdesc='Nautilus extension to share folder using Samba'
arch=('x86_64')
url="https://git.gnome.org/browse/nautilus-share"
license=('GPL')
depends=('nautilus' 'samba')
makedepends=('intltool')
source=("https://download.gnome.org/sources/$pkgname/${pkgver%.*}/$pkgname-$pkgver.tar.xz"
                "parameter-fix.patch"
                )
sha512sums=('12511d544affbfcf671c31ebd389e7e6deaeb518d30565414944f4219f135b5d08a2048750de3bd1d716aec97a59fb9daa3ed4819aac59c057ba4374df2712c3'
            'bd7028886de7bb9ab6d8135f1c07d932f188320645470e502e5dcac56793b52c47ba434e54310c607890bc15efa31e99272ff96426da215fbde30fadfadd18b2')

prepare() {
    cd "$pkgname-$pkgver"
    patch --forward --strip=1 --input="${srcdir}/parameter-fix.patch"
}

build() {
  cd $pkgname-$pkgver
  ./configure --prefix=/usr
  make
}

package() {
  cd $pkgname-$pkgver
  make DESTDIR="$pkgdir" install
}

that SHOULD work, i havent tested it though cause i dont have any of the dependencies on my system as i dont use gnome or nautilus.

Last edited by jonno2002 (2022-03-09 12:55:49)

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#13 2022-03-09 13:03:09

dave1953
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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

Thank you, should keep me out of mischief for a while working all this out.

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#14 2022-03-10 00:08:19

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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

i decided to try build the package and glad i did because it doesnt work, i had to change a few things first.

heres the new PKGBUILD:

# Maintainer: Balló György <ballogyor+arch at gmail dot com>
# Contributor: Nevar <psi.neamf@gmail.com>

pkgname=nautilus-share
pkgver=0.7.3
pkgrel=9
pkgdesc='Nautilus extension to share folder using Samba'
arch=('x86_64')
url="https://git.gnome.org/browse/nautilus-share"
license=('GPL')
depends=('nautilus' 'samba')
makedepends=('intltool')
source=("https://download.gnome.org/sources/$pkgname/${pkgver%.*}/$pkgname-$pkgver.tar.xz"
		"parameter-fix.patch"
		)
sha512sums=('12511d544affbfcf671c31ebd389e7e6deaeb518d30565414944f4219f135b5d08a2048750de3bd1d716aec97a59fb9daa3ed4819aac59c057ba4374df2712c3'
            'ed3221b8582f6d07c98583e24d6b6bc539f191a9b09f445fa95e56991f63487cebaadd6b7464dd624c3aac22fe5c1b272147a35845b025758b106c930358c8ec')

prepare() {
  cd $pkgname-$pkgver
    patch --forward --strip=0 --input="${srcdir}/parameter-fix.patch"
}

build() {
  cd $pkgname-$pkgver
  ./configure --prefix=/usr
  make
}

package() {
  cd $pkgname-$pkgver
  make DESTDIR="$pkgdir" install
}

and here the new parameter-fix.patch:

--- src/shares.c	2009-12-09 10:42:09.000000000 +0000
+++ src/shares.c	2021-10-11 02:17:53.061229610 +0000
@@ -622,7 +622,7 @@
 		return FALSE;
 
 	argv[0] = "add";
-	argv[1] = "-l";
+	argv[1] = "--long";
 	argv[2] = info->share_name;
 	argv[3] = info->path;
 	argv[4] = info->comment;

so yea chuck those 2 files in a dir and run "updpkgsums" and "makepkg" and you should be right.

sorry for giving you incorrect info, im no expert at this stuff either so i learned a bit about patching too which is always good !

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#15 2022-03-10 10:49:42

dave1953
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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

Thank you for your kind help and support. I did try to build the previous package you generously provided and was successful. Where it went wrong for me was installing the package. I'll give this one a go and thank you once again for your generosity.

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#16 2022-03-23 07:02:29

puzzle
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Re: Problems Configuring Samba (Now Non-Live Topic)

jonno2002 wrote:

#14

The command is amazing

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