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#1 2020-08-24 02:45:41

VigilantLoki
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From: India
Registered: 2020-08-23
Posts: 3

Able to access samba network but unable to open shared folder

Hi,

I have recently installed Arch after using Manjaro for a year. I have installed samba and made a custom smb.conf for my two external HDD, ran testparm resulting in no errors, restarted smb and nmb service folllowed by enabling them in systemctl and allowed all samba ports through ufw. Now I can see my samba share in my network but cannot open the two external HDD in that network.

Below is the dump of my smb.conf file:

[global]
	server min protocol = SMB2_02
	server role = standalone server
	map to guest = Bad User
	usershare allow guests = yes
	hosts allow = 192.168.0.0/16
	hosts deny = 0.0.0.0/0

[Mass Storage]
	comment = 1TB ext hdd
	path = /run/media/ronitb/Mass Storage
	read only = no
	guest ok = yes
	force user = ronitb
	force group = ronitb

[My Passport]
       comment = 2TB ext hdd
       path = /run/media/ronitb/My Passport
       read only = no 
       guest ok = yes
       force user = ronitb
       force group = ronitb

Below is the screenshot which shows that the shared folder list is showing but the files inside them are not accessible (the Mass Storage folder is expanded).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1upRs9c … sp=sharing

Last edited by VigilantLoki (2020-08-25 07:49:29)

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#2 2020-08-27 15:58:42

ua4000
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Registered: 2015-10-14
Posts: 214

Re: Able to access samba network but unable to open shared folder

In your listed steps you did not state anything about "User Management",
did you follow https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Samba on all required steps?

And:
In the chapter "Client" are some steps explained, also how to mount in terminal.
This should give you some errror message, which you could post here.
Also the sevrer logs of samba would be nice to read.

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#3 2020-08-30 13:24:54

VigilantLoki
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From: India
Registered: 2020-08-23
Posts: 3

Re: Able to access samba network but unable to open shared folder

i have already created a samba user on my own user name by sudo smbpasswd -a <username> and I have mostly done everything on the wiki page. i have distro hopped many distributions before like ubuntu, mint, MX Linux, fedora, OpenSUSE, etc. I made samba work effortlessly without any hiccups by the smb.conf file and everything else I mentioned except on fedora. Fedora caused problems exactly like I am having on arch.

P.S I don't know where to get the logs for samba... The wiki page says to create one in /var to make it editable, but do I have to mv that log file from somewhere?

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#4 2020-09-07 17:36:24

serat
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Registered: 2020-01-19
Posts: 8

Re: Able to access samba network but unable to open shared folder

Maybe a problem with apparmor? The default apparmor profile for smbd is fairly restrictive.I had a similar problem which was fixed by creating a local smbd profile for apparmor which allows access to the shared folder.

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