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#1 2012-03-23 23:09:17

nonah
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Registered: 2012-03-18
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[SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

So, second time smbclient stopped working (or atleast I can't connect to my windows share)

The first time, I also created a thread about after trying to get it to work for hours without success. Then suddenly it started working, no idea why (and thus I closed the thread). And now it stopped working again, and I can't figure out why, I've spent hours searching and trying different things to get it to work, but noone seems to have the same problem. I just don't understand what's happening, and a little guidance would be amazing...


Things I've tried:

*Reinstalling smbclient. This removed my /etc/samba folder. And IT WONT COME BACK,  soo... dunno what's up with this one..

*To troubleshoot, I did smbclient -L ip-adress... Which told me it couldn't find the conf file. If I testparm this I get: protocol negotiation failed: NT_STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES

* If I try to mount the windows share, I get: failed to retrieve share list from server. Before I tried to fix it (reinstalling, etc.) I got something about permissions. So I guess if I fix one thing I'll get the other.


If I could get some help that would be amazing, right now I'm thinking about a reinstall, since I'm clueless about how to fix this. Problem is, it probably would occurr again after some time.

Thanks in advance hmm

Last edited by nonah (2012-03-24 10:16:17)

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#2 2012-03-23 23:25:28

ewaller
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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

From my system:

ewaller@odin:~[1] 1002 %smbclient -L den2
Enter ewaller's password: 
Domain=[DEN2] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

        Sharename       Type      Comment
        ---------       ----      -------
        Documents and Settings Disk      
        Laserjet1020    Printer   HP LaserJet 1020
        IPC$            IPC       Remote IPC
        SharedDocs      Disk      
        print$          Disk      Printer Drivers
        CDrive          Disk      
        Incoming Scans  Disk      DDF shared folder
        ADMIN$          Disk      Remote Admin
        C$              Disk      Default share
Domain=[DEN2] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
ewaller@odin:~ 1003 %ls /etc/sam*
private  smb.conf  smb.conf~  smb.conf.default
ewaller@odin:~ 1004 %

and...

ewaller@odin:~[1] 1004 %pacman -Qo /etc/samba/smb.conf.default 
/etc/samba/smb.conf.default is owned by samba 3.6.3-4
ewaller@odin:~ 1005 %

I always find that Samba stops working on the second Tuesday of the month wink


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#3 2012-03-23 23:52:00

nonah
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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

Err, I'm sorry, but how will that help me? sad

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#4 2012-03-24 00:02:17

ewaller
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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

Do you have samba 3.6.3-4 installed?  The /etc/samba directory and its contents belong to it.

The second Tuesday of the month was a joke -- that is when Microsoft pushes their updates.  It often breaks the authentication of SMB on my network's Windows box.


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#5 2012-03-24 00:10:33

nonah
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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

Had no idea, made me laugh though, now that I know tongue

I only have smbclient installed, not samba. Is the conf file only for samba? If so, why would smbclient complain?

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#6 2012-03-24 00:27:42

ewaller
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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

It would seem that smbclient looks for the file...

ewaller@odin:/etc 1028 %sudo mv samba _samba
Password: 
ewaller@odin:/etc 1029 %smbclient -L den2
params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file "/etc/samba/smb.conf":
        No such file or directory
smbclient: Can't load /etc/samba/smb.conf - run testparm to debug it
Enter ewaller's password: 
Domain=[DEN2] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

        Sharename       Type      Comment
        ---------       ----      -------
        Documents and Settings Disk      
        Laserjet1020    Printer   HP LaserJet 1020
        IPC$            IPC       Remote IPC
        SharedDocs      Disk      
        print$          Disk      Printer Drivers
        CDrive          Disk      
        Incoming Scans  Disk      DDF shared folder
        ADMIN$          Disk      Remote Admin
        C$              Disk      Default share
Domain=[DEN2] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
ewaller@odin:/etc 1030 %sudo mv _samba samba
ewaller@odin:/etc 1031 %smbclient -L den2   
Enter ewaller's password: 
Domain=[DEN2] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

        Sharename       Type      Comment
        ---------       ----      -------
        Documents and Settings Disk      
        Laserjet1020    Printer   HP LaserJet 1020
        IPC$            IPC       Remote IPC
        SharedDocs      Disk      
        print$          Disk      Printer Drivers
        CDrive          Disk      
        Incoming Scans  Disk      DDF shared folder
        ADMIN$          Disk      Remote Admin
        C$              Disk      Default share
Domain=[DEN2] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
ewaller@odin:/etc 1032 %

But, it does go on to work without it.  You might try installing samba to see if it helps.


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#7 2012-03-24 00:29:27

nonah
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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

still get the same error.

Also, I can still access the share with all the other computers

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#8 2012-03-24 00:36:38

ewaller
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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

Ah, I bet there is not a /etc/smb.conf yet.  Copy (as root) /etc/samba/smb.conf.default to /etc/samba/smb.conf. 
I did a diff on the files for my system, and I changed /etc/samba/smb.conf so that the workgroup is home.

ewaller@odin:/etc/samba 1034 %diff smb.conf smb.conf.default 
26c26
<    workgroup = home
---
>    workgroup = MYGROUP
ewaller@odin:/etc/samba[1] 1035 %

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#9 2012-03-24 00:47:45

nonah
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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

Problem is. I got no /etc/samba/ folder at all: there's nothing to copy

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#10 2012-03-24 01:04:28

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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

nonah wrote:

Problem is. I got no /etc/samba/ folder at all: there's nothing to copy

Okay, now I am lost.  /etc/samba should have been created when you installed samba


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#11 2012-03-24 01:19:07

nonah
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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

Allright, managed to find a backup of my /etc/samba folder.

Anyway, when running: smbclient -L ip-adress-of-the-server I get this:

[nonah@ND ~]$ smbclient -L 192.168.1.86
Enter nonah's password: 
Failed to load upcase.dat, will use lame ASCII-only case sensitivity rules
Failed to load lowcase.dat, will use lame ASCII-only case sensitivity rules
protocol negotiation failed: NT_STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES
[nonah@ND ~]$ 

I also get a: failed to retrieve share list. trying to mount the server with pcmanfm.

Any ideas hmm

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#12 2012-03-24 10:16:00

nonah
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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

Eh, now I feel stupid. Only had to restart the server.

Problem is, it seems I have to do this every time I upload a file to the server, oh well.

Thanks for your help though, much appreciated smile

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#13 2012-03-24 13:07:15

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Re: [SOLVED] SAMBA stopped working, AGAIN...

hey... just a note on this for you, but i got this issue a lot.... i have to start my server from /etc/rc.local so the network has time to start up... you can add a sleep command to delay it further as well if required. i kept having to jump to my vnc to restart the samba server then all was fine smile if samba isnt working though, first thing i try is to restart the server daemon, then if still not working, re create your user. this always sorts it smile unless an upgrade has broken something wink


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