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Old 1st January 2010, 13:56
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Default ISPConfig server starting stops Samba?

Hi All,

Happy new year to all.

I have a problem with my setup?
I have setup Samba to allow access to files and printers from my windows laptop. All is fine I can connect to the server through network connections on windows 7, and can see and access the shares. I can also send stuff to my printers.

But as soon as I start the ispconfig server, I no longer have access to the server. I can still see the server in the network, but when I try to open to see the shares I get the message "The network path was not found". I then have to reboot the server, I can then reconnect but as soon as I start the ispconfig up it stops again.

Has anyone else come across this before? I have tried searching for this problem but didn't find anything.

Below is the contents of my smb.conf

	netbios name = UPSTAIRS
	server string = Upstairs Server
	obey pam restrictions = Yes
	passdb backend = tdbsam
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
	syslog = 0
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 1000
	printcap name = cups
	preferred master = No
	domain master = No
	dns proxy = No
	wins support = Yes
	panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
	invalid users = root
	printer admin = @ntadmin
	printing = cups
	print command = 
	lpq command = %p
	lprm command = 

	comment = Users profiles
	path = /home/samba/profiles
	valid users = %S
	create mask = 0600
	directory mask = 0700
	browseable = No

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	create mask = 0700
	guest ok = Yes
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = Printer Drivers
	path = /var/lib/samba/printers
	write list = root, @ntadmin
	guest ok = Yes

	path = /mnt/windows
	read only = No
	guest ok = Yes

	comment = samba
	path = /home/
	read only = No
	guest ok = Yes

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Old 1st January 2010, 14:18
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Hi All,

A bit more info.

I turned off the firewall in ISPConfig, it now allows access to the shares again. Is there a way to configure the ISPConfig firewall to allow access to the Samba shares? Does it block the ports required by Samba?


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Please open the ports 137 - 139 (TCP and UDP).
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Thanks Falko.

All working fine now.
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