[RndTbl] Samba problem - network name not found

Dan Martin ummar143 at cc.umanitoba.ca
Fri Dec 2 08:39:04 CST 2005

The problem is SE Linux.

I finally found the solution to this problem on Google by adding more 
search terms

>  >>This two services was working OK before
>  >>my
>  >>update from FC3
>  >>
>  >>I think that it was having something to do with SE, because to
>  >>solution
>  >>this I had to turn off SE, reboot, then turn on SE & reboot again,
>  >>this
>  >>(I think) relabeled the entire file system & after this; no more
>  >>problems with the smb & ppp0 services getting working ok.
>  >>

I booted after turning off SE, and it works - after many frustrating 
hours of looking for the problem in Samba.

Dan Martin wrote:

> I have been playing with Samba 3 on FC4 for over 3 days now, and it's 
> starting to get not fun.
> Samba appears to be up and running and the network is functional.  
> When I browse the network on my Windows machines (one is Win 2000 pro 
> the other is NT4) I am prompted for a username/password, then the 
> server shows on the network.  I can open its folder, and I can browse 
> a tmp share inside (path /tmp) subject to the permissions of the 
> subfolders.
> When I try to access the home folder named "user" I get the error
> \\Linuxserver\user is not accessible.  The network name cannot be found.
> It appears that authentication is working, as I can login at the 
> prompt, and the subfolder representing the home directory is named 
> after the user.  Permissions under Linux should not be an issue, since 
> I have granted universal access to /home and all subdirectories.  If I 
> try to browse folders that I do not have access to, I get a different 
> error - access denied.
> Since the default mapping of the [homes] share did not seem to work, I 
> have even tried setting the smb.conf parameter
> path=/home/%S
> to no avail.
> I have tried numerous other things, and a Google search turned up 
> dozens of dead ends.
> Does anyone have ideas re
> 1)  the above problem
> 2)  how to 'flush the cache' so that I don't have to log on and off on 
> Windows every time I try a change in Samba
> 3)  how to determine on the Linux machine which windows user is 
> accessing from the network so I can confirm authentication is correct 
> (like a 'who' command for Samba)


Dr. Dan Martin, MD, CCFP, BSc, BCSc (Hon)

GP Hospital Practitioner
Computer Science grad student
ummar143 at cc.umanitoba.ca
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