Re: [SLE] SUSE 9.3 Samba and Firewall issue
From: Kshitij Velhal (kvelhal_at_gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 09:33:45 -0700 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Has anybody figured out any solution for this issue?
On 27 Jun 2005 22:47:25 +0100, AmigaPhil@ping.be <AmigaPhil@ping.be> wrote:
> Kshitij Velhal (email@example.com) wrote something I wish to comment :
> (news:<firstname.lastname@example.org> posted on 27-juin-05
> > I think this is very well known issue. But still could not find a
> > right solution for this till Now. (It's there in 9.2, 9.3 and even
> > Fedora 3 and 4 for that matter)
> I don't know if it's a weel-known issue, but I'm having difficulties
> to configure/use Samba too. See:
> I put this problem on hold for the moment (busy elsewhere).
> > I have firewall running with ports 137,138 UDP and 139 TCP opened.
> > All windows machines (2K and XP) in my home network are able to access
> > shares and printer on my SUSE box. They can ping the box or browse the
> > shares using DNS name ("Linux" in this case)
> No Windows-seized machine here. My second computer is an Amiga 4000. ;-)
> > But SUSE linux box cannot access any of these machines by their DNS names.
> > Its not possible to browse and find computers from konqueror using smb:/
> > However I can access the windows boxes using their IP without any problems.
> > If I turn off the firewall on Linux Box I can also access the windows
> > boxes by their DNS names.
> > I am not able to figure out which firewall rule is blocking nmb
> > daemon's capability to browse the network.
> > I am using YaST to configure the firewall. (Not familiar with backend
> > - iptables)
> > Can anybody tell me (or point me to) the solution for this problem. I
> > am sure its just a matter of setting/modifying a rule in firewall. but
> > not aware of what it is.
> I too suspected the Firewall was the cause of the problem, as KDE often
> told me something like "Failed to connect, maybe blocked by a firewall".
> I'm not so sure anymore this is a firewall issue.
> I made many, many tests to try to get a working Samba network. Most of
> the time, I cannot even see the workgroup, but from time to time, I can
> go as far as to reach the shares on the remote computer before another
> error message pops-up ("Unexpected error", "Connection timeout", "Please
> report bug to http://bugs.kde.org/"). This is with the Firewall active,
> using Konqueror on "smb:/". I got the impression that smbclient gave
> better results, but it too suddenly "lost" its connection ability without
> any noticeable reason. These connections failure also happen with the
> firewall disable.
> I tried many configuration settings on the Samba server (my Amiga
> computer) with no improvements on the Linux side. And finally gave up.
> Now I'm wondering if either:
> - the Samba clients on Linux are weak when talking with non-Windows
> driven machines (but as it seems, you are having problems with
> Windows too),
> - there is something to tune on the client (Linux) side which is not
> accessible with the KDE Configuration Center nor Yast,
> - running a Samba server on the Linux box too is needed if you are
> expecting a stable Samba network.
> With Suse 8.0, the only way I managed to get a useable Samba connection
> with my Amiga was to run a Samba server on Linux too, and mount my
> Amiga shares using a tool called LinNeighborghood (not in 9.3 anymore).
> Sorry for not being more helpfull, but I'm stuck too on this issue.
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