Windows Shares not visible

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Nap, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. Nap

    Nap Member

    Hi,
    I have a W2K server running with a number of folders shared. I have gnome installed on my Debian machine (since I am new to Linux) and I used Falko's wonderful install guide to get the basic LAMP services running. I then installed ISPConfig.

    When I use the File Browser in Debian, I click on the "Network" icon, then click on the "Windows Network" icon, and then click on the "abmsdomain" icon (my LAN domain name).
    After the above, I have a list of machines that are on my LAN (exluding the Debian machine) which includes my W2K server. However, when I click on the W2K server machine, instead of seeing the available shares, I get a message saying:

    The folder contents could not be displayed.
    You do no have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "Windows Network:W2Kserver".

    I've had access to the shares on that machine in the past. I used the file sharing to move the ISPConfig-2.2.6.tar.gz from my windows machine onto my Debian machine. I am wondering what I need to do to get it working again.

    For the M$ people here, I have also added the Debian machine to the "Active Directory Users and Computers".

    Can someone please help?

    Cheers,
    Nap
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2006
  2. Nap

    Nap Member

    BUMP

    This is a big problem for me since I can't use my browser to download files because the browser hangs my machine.

    I know it's not a password issue (though it's possible that it could have something to do with PAM, but I don't think so).

    I'm not saying that installing ISPConfig broke my file access, but it was working before I installed it. So it has to be related to a setting I've made wrong somewhere.

    Can someone please help?

    Cheers,
    Nap
     
  3. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    As far as i know to have access to Windows machines you have to install SAMBA client on your Linux machine.

    If you want that Windows machines have access to your Linux machine, you'll need SAMBA server as well.

    I also think that's important that the Windows and Linux machines are a member of the same domain.

    Do you use SAMBA already?
     
  4. Nap

    Nap Member

    I followed Falko's install guide, and Samba was included in the steps. (There were a number of things that were required to be removed during the install steps.)

    So I don't know whether that means the client was installed or not. (In the File Browser, I am seeing smb://whoami in the url box.)

    Also, I haven't configured Samba at all. Still trying to get the www functions going, HTTPS is where I'm stuck atm.

    But it was working before I setup ISPConfig. I used the file sharing to connect to my windows machine and xfer the ISPConfig tar.gz file.

    Cheers,
    Nap
     
  5. Nap

    Nap Member

    I just started reading the Samba How-To (for Ubuntu) and noticed that it's talking about setting up Samba as a domain controller.

    I already have a domain controller, the W2K Server is performing that function. Could that be the source of my problem? Two master controllers conflicting?

    Cheers,
    Nap
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Maybe it's a firewall issue? Did you enable ISPConfig's firewall?
     
  7. Nap

    Nap Member

    no. I've left that off.
     
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Is there any other firewall on the system? What's the output of
    Code:
    iptables -L
    ?
     
  9. Nap

    Nap Member

    iptables -L produces:
    Code:
    Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    Target   prot  opt  source                      destination
    
    Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
    Target   prot  opt  source                      destination
    
    Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    Target   prot  opt  source                      destination
    Which to me looks like there are no entries.

    There is a firewall seperating my LAN from the Internet, and I have a s/w firewall on my Windows client that I'm accessing this forum from.
    From the Debian machine's point of view, there is no firewall between it and the Windows 2K Server, and my LAN does not use any sub-nets.

    I've got ISPConfig working now (and can browse the sites I create, using HTTP & HTTPS). So I need to get the file sharing working so I can now load all the PHP, HTML, etc onto the Linux machine.

    Cheers,
    Nap
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2006
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What happens if you switch off your windows firewall? Does it work then?
     
  11. Nap

    Nap Member

    Hi Falko,

    That machine is not involved in the communications.

    The problem I'm having is between the Debian machine and the W2K Server, neither of which have a firewall running and are both on the same sub-net.

    Below is a diagram of my LAN:
    [​IMG]

    Cheers,
    Nap
     

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