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Ubuntu machine on network not visible

Link to this post 09 Mar 11

Hi all,

Recently I could set one Ubuntu machine to work as print server, this was the first useful thing I do with Ubuntu other than using it as my main OS.

On the same machine, I want to make something like shared folder or better say, shared folder, and backup server (drive, computer) for all the office users, and all of them r using MS windows.

Although the print server works perfectly, I cant find it on the network using my own Ubuntu box, and sure I cant find it using the windows, OS X boxes.

Samba is there on both Ubuntu boxes, the shared folders r set, but still.. nothing can scan or see the Ubuntu box.

The Ubuntu boxes r always pingable..

Any clue?

Link to this post 09 Mar 11

Are you trying to locate the system in the "My Network Places" directory or are you saying that no connections can be made when calling to it by ip address?

Link to this post 10 Mar 11

using IP address I can define the printers, I can ping, I can enter the IP address into the web browser's address bar and open ftp page, but nothing more.

When I try to find it on network places on windows machine i can't find it although the workgroup is set correctly, shares r set...

Link to this post 10 Mar 11

Sounds like a samba issue... could you post the output of these commands:


# service smbd status
# testparm
# netstat -tunap | grep smb

Link to this post 10 Mar 11

Hi and always thanks,

I needed to come to the office to log and pass the output of the files, and the outputs r as follows:

First command: service smbd status
Output:
smbd start/running, process 639

Second Command: testparm
Output:
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: rlimit_max (1024) below minimum Windows limit (16384)
Processing section "[homes]"
Processing section "[netlogon]"
Processing section "[profiles]"
Processing section "[printers]"
Processing section "[pdf-documents]"
Processing section "[pdf-printer]"
Processing section "[Shares]"
Loaded services file OK.
WARNING: You have some share names that are longer than 12 characters.
These may not be accessible to some older clients.
(Eg. Windows9x, WindowsMe, and smbclient prior to Samba 3.0.)
Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions

[global]
workgroup = DANEG
server string = Serv1
interfaces = 127.0.0.1/8, 192.168.0.0/24
bind interfaces only = Yes
security = SHARE
encrypt passwords = No
update encrypted = Yes
client schannel = No
server schannel = No
obey pam restrictions = Yes
guest account = smbguest
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd '%u'
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *ReType*new*password* %n\n *passwd*changed*\n
passwd chat timeout = 120
password level = 6
username level = 6
unix password sync = Yes
log file = /var/log/samba/samba.log
max log size = 1000
name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast
client signing = No
client use spnego = No
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
printcap name = cups
machine password timeout = 120
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -c 'Samba User Account' -s /dev/null '%u'
delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel '%u'
add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd '%g'
delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel '%g'
add user to group script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -c 'Samba User Account' -s /dev/null -g '%g' '%u'
delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/userdel '%u' '%g'
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g sambamachines -c 'Samba Machine Account' -s /dev/null -M '%u'
logon script = %G.bat
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%u
logon drive = m:
logon home = \\%L\homes\%u
os level = 33
local master = No
domain master = No
dns proxy = No
remote announce = 192.168.0.255
remote browse sync = 192.168.0.255
idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
template shell = /dev/null
winbind separator = @
winbind cache time = 360
winbind use default domain = Yes
winbind trusted domains only = Yes
winbind nested groups = No
winbind nss info = no
read only = No
guest ok = Yes
cups options = raw
printer name = HP-LaserJet-1220
follow symlinks = No

[homes]
comment = Home Directories
path = /home
locking = No
strict locking = No

[netlogon]
comment = Network Logon Service
path = /home/netlogon
locking = No
strict locking = No

[profiles]
comment = User Profiles
path = /var/samba/profiles
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700
browseable = No
locking = No
strict locking = No

[printers]
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No
locking = No
strict locking = No

[pdf-documents]
comment = Converted PDF Documents
path = /home/pdf-documents
locking = No
strict locking = No

[pdf-printer]
comment = PDF Printer Service
path = /tmp
printable = Yes
printing = bsd
print command = /usr/bin/gadmin-samba-pdf %s %u
lpq command =
use client driver = Yes

[Shares]
comment = No comment
path = /home/Shares
locking = No
strict locking = No

Third Command: netstat -tunap | grep smb
Output:
tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:445 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 639/smbd
tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:139 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 639/smbd

Link to this post 11 Mar 11

if your samba server is not accessible from the Internet try to delete or comment out these two lines from your smb.conf

interfaces = 127.0.0.1/8, 192.168.0.0/24
bind interfaces only = Yes

and restart the samba daemon (just a suggestion, may not help... for some reason your samba daemon is listening only on 127.0.0.1) ... btw, what is the IP of your server, for example the output of this command:

$ ifconfig

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