[CentOS] CentOS-Samba question

John jses27 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 00:55:58 UTC 2008

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On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 5:17 PM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Christopher Chan 
> <christopher at ias.com.hk> wrote:

Okay, I went through the Samba Guide at
http://us3.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba.  I read chapters 1, 2 & 3
fairly thoroughly, and I'm going through 12 (troubleshooting) now.

I think your reading the wrong guide, try this one and this has traversed on
long enough. Almost Two weeks now. Below included is also a work (BASIC)
Configuration file to get you going. Then you will need to go on and
experiment from there.

This configuration below will work with a "forced user = use_name". Or
change the security mode to user and create accounts on the samba server for
the windows clients. Those accounts **HAVE** to mach the Window user and
password logons! Please read the comented sections.

Hope All This Helps and the Formatting Stays,

Samba 3 By Example:

Samba 3 How To:

# Any line which starts with a ; (semi-colon) or a # (hash) 
# is a comment and is ignored. In this example we will use a #
# for commentry and a ; for parts of the config file that you
# may wish to enable
# NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command "testparm"
# to check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors. 
# SELINUX NOTES: Pay Attention Here
# If you want to use the useradd/groupadd family of binaries please run:
# setsebool -P samba_domain_controller on
# If you want to share home directories via samba please run:
# setsebool -P samba_enable_home_dirs on
# If you create a new directory you want to share you should mark it as
# "samba-share_t" so that selinux will let you write into it.
# Make sure not to do that on system directories as they may already have
# been marked with othe SELinux labels.
# Use ls -ldZ /path to see which context a directory has
# Set labels only on directories you created!
# To set a label use the following: chcon -t samba_share_t /path
# If you need to share a system created directory you can use one of the
# following (read-only/read-write):
# setsebool -P samba_export_all_ro on
# or
# setsebool -P samba_export_all_rw on
# If you want to run scripts (preexec/root prexec/print command/...) please
# put them into the /var/lib/samba/scripts directory so that smbd will be
# allowed to run them.
# Make sure you COPY them and not MOVE them so that the right SELinux
# is applied, to check all is ok use restorecon -R -v /var/lib/samba/scripts
#======================= Global Settings
#Below line is an Option...
socket options = TCP_NODELAY

# ----------------------- Netwrok Related Options -------------------------
# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name, eg: MIDEARTH
# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
# netbios name can be used to specify a server name not tied to the hostname
# Interfaces lets you configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you can list the ones
# you want to listen on (never omit localhost)
# Hosts Allow/Hosts Deny lets you restrict who can connect, and you can
# specifiy it as a per share option as well
	workgroup = Workgroup
	server string = Samba Server Version %v
;	netbios name = MYSERVER
;	interfaces = lo eth0 
;	hosts allow = 127. 192.168.0. 192.168.0.
# --------------------------- Logging Options -----------------------------
# Log File let you specify where to put logs and how to split them up.
# Max Log Size let you specify the max size log files should reach
	# logs split per machine
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	# max 50KB per log file, then rotate
	max log size = 50
# ----------------------- Standalone Server Options ------------------------
# Scurity can be set to user, share(deprecated) or server(deprecated)
# Backend to store user information in. New installations should 
# use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards 
# compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.

#When commented out Samba reverts to share mode ah ha!
	security = share
#	passdb backend = tdbsam

# ----------------------- Domain Members Options ------------------------
# Security must be set to domain or ads (Active Directory Server)
# Use the realm option only with security = ads
# Specifies the Active Directory realm the host is part of
# Backend to store user information in. New installations should 
# use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards 
# compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
# Use password server option only with security = server or if you can't
# use the DNS to locate Domain Controllers
# The argument list may include:
#   password server = My_PDC_Name [My_BDC_Name] [My_Next_BDC_Name]
# or to auto-locate the domain controller/s
#   password server = *
;	security = domain
;	passdb backend = tdbsam
;	realm = MY_REALM

;	password server = <NT-Server-Name>

# ----------------------- Domain Controller Options ------------------------
# Security must be set to user for domain controllers
# Backend to store user information in. New installations should 
# use either tdbsam or ldapsam. smbpasswd is available for backwards 
# compatibility. tdbsam requires no further configuration.
# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
# Domain Logons let Samba be a domain logon server for Windows workstations.

# Logon Scrpit let yuou specify a script to be run at login time on the
# You need to provide it in a share called NETLOGON
# Logon Path let you specify where user profiles are stored (UNC path)
# Various scripts can be used on a domain controller or stand-alone
# machine to add or delete corresponding unix accounts
;	security = user
;	passdb backend = tdbsam
;	domain master = yes 
;	domain logons = yes
	# the login script name depends on the machine name
;	logon script = %m.bat
	# the login script name depends on the unix user used
;	logon script = %u.bat
;	logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%u
	# disables profiles support by specifing an empty path
;	logon path =          
;	add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd "%u" -n -g users
;	add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd "%g"
;	add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -n -c "Workstation (%u)" -M
-d /nohome -s /bin/false "%u"
;	delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u"
;	delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/userdel "%u" "%g"
;	delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel "%g"
# ----------------------- Browser Control Options
# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
;	local master = no
;	os level = 33
;	preferred master = yes
#----------------------------- Name Resolution
# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
# - WINS Support: Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS
# - WINS Server: Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
# - WINS Proxy: Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
#   behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
#   at least one	WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups.
;	wins support = yes
;	wins server = w.x.y.z
;	wins proxy = yes
;	dns proxy = yes
# --------------------------- Printing Options -----------------------------
# Load Printers let you load automatically the list of printers rather
# than setting them up individually
# Cups Options let you pass the cups libs custom options, setting it to raw
# for example will let you use drivers on your Windows clients
# Printcap Name let you specify an alternative printcap file
# You can choose a non default printing system using the Printing option
	load printers = yes
	cups options = raw

;	printcap name = /etc/printcap
	#obtain list of printers automatically on SystemV
;	printcap name = lpstat
;	printing = cups

# --------------------------- Filesystem Options ---------------------------
# The following options can be uncommented if the filesystem supports
# Extended Attributes and they are enabled (usually by the mount option
# user_xattr). Thess options will let the admin store the DOS attributes
# in an EA and make samba not mess with the permission bits.
# Note: these options can also be set just per share, setting them in global
# makes them the default for all shares

;	map archive = no
;	map hidden = no
;	map read only = no
;	map system = no
;	store dos attributes = yes

#============================ Share Definitions
	comment = Home Directories
	browseable = no
	writable = yes
;	valid users = %S
;	valid users = MYDOMAIN\%S
#This will actually work with Window NT to  XP verified!!
#Only bad thing is you may have to config samba for printer drivers.
#So the Win Clients can load them on demand. See the PDFs about 
#how to do this. ""The Links Above"
	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	browseable = yes
	guest ok = yes
	writable = yes
	printable = yes
# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain
;	[netlogon]
;	comment = Network Logon Service
;	path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
;	guest ok = yes
;	writable = no
;	share modes = no
# Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
# the default is to use the user's home directory
;	[Profiles]
;	path = /var/lib/samba/profiles
;	browseable = no
;	guest ok = yes
comment = Storage
path = /mnt/SAN
public = yes
writable = yes
# readable = yes
browseable = yes
# printable = no
# write list = +staff
vfs objects = recycle
#recycle: config-file = /etc/samba/recycle.conf
recycle:repository = Recycle Bin
#recycle:versions = Yes
#recycle:keeptree = Yes
#recycle:exclude = *.tmp|*.temp|*.o|*.obj|~$*|*.~??|*.log|*.trace|*.TMP
#recycle:excludedir = /tmp|/temp|/cache
#recycle:noversions = *.doc|*.ppt|*.dat|*.ini
#Belowe This user Has to exist on the Server!
force user = *UserNameHere*
force group = *UserNameHere*
guest ok = yes

comment = Storage Temp
path = /SAN1
public = yes
writable = yes
browseable = yes
vfs objects = recycle
recycle:repository = Recycle Bin
# printable = no
# write list = +staff
force user = ethan
force group = ethan
guest ok = yes

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