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#1 TheJokerz

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 10:05 AM

Hello all,

 

Sorry if this is in the wrong section.  

 

Here is what I need assistance with.  I have created a media server with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.  I have Webmin, Samba, Apache, and SSH to share all my movies music etc.  I was doing a little research on how to cast movies and shows that are on my server to my chromecast, and found this software for android called ES File Explorer.  Now here is where things get interesting because it will find my shared folder where I keep all my movies ect but when I try to connect to it I get an error message stating "Login-in fails this may be caused by account has no permissions".

 

I for the life of me cannot figure out to sign in with this ES File Explorer so I can access my movies and the such.  I know what the login and password are I just cannot find how to enter those things in.

 

If anyone could help I would be super appreciative.  

 

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 02:51 PM

I basically have the same setup. I have also used ES file explorer to access my files.

Not sure why you are getting a log-in fails error... as long as your samba is set up correctly ES file explorer should be able to find it. One thing is to make sure you set your IP address to a static one via your router. That will make sure it has the same IP when it gets rebooted.

 

If you are wanting to cast your movies to your TV on Chromecast just use the Plex Media Server app. Its five bucks on Android and is a free server download. You can set it up on Ubuntu and point it to your media files which will then populate in the Plex file browser and you'll be able to cast movies and such to Chromecast.


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 02:59 PM

Thanks for the advice Deimos!  I do have my server as a static!  The ES file explorer sees folder that I have all my movies and the such in, its just when I try to access it that is when I am getting the error.  I can access that server from all of my other pc's just not my phone for some reason?

 

I will look into the Plex I just didn't want to spend any money!!


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 03:10 PM

Plex is almost free... lol. Only five bucks for the App, and its a one time fee. Great app as well! I got all my movies, music, etc. on there. I plan on getting the full server (its like 150 bucks for a lifetime membership thing) which then lets you upload things from your laptop or phone while not on your local connection. So if you go somewhere take pictures, you can save them on your server. Pretty cool stuff. I also have a RAID array in my server so good redundancy.

 

Hm.. that is pretty strange as to why you can't log in via your phone but from every where else. When I get home I'll take a look at the file explorer and log in and such, see if I notice anything that could mess up.


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:51 AM

So I double checked if I was able to access on a windows box and I am getting the same error.  So I am assuming I do not have the permissions set up correctly.  Unless there is something else...


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 07:50 AM

Hmm.. yeah that might be the case. I also checked on the ES File Manager, and didn't really see anything that could cause it to not connect. You just stick your user name and password in from the Linux server and off you go.

 

Can you post your samba config file? I'll compare it to what I have and know works on Windows and such.


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:37 AM

#======================= Global Settings =======================
 
[global]
pam password change = yes
path = \\rt-n66u\snas
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
unix password sync = yes
usershare allow guests = yes
syslog = 0
server role = standalone server
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
dns proxy = no
obey pam restrictions = yes
max log size = 1000
workgroup = WORKGROUP
read raw = no
server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
os level = 20
passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
passdb backend = tdbsam
map to guest = bad user
wins support = true
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
write raw = no
 
## Browsing/Identification ###
 
# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
 
# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
 
# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable its WINS Server
#   wins support = no
 
# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
# Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
;   wins server = w.x.y.z
 
# This will prevent nmbd to search for NetBIOS names through DNS.
 
#### Networking ####
 
# The specific set of interfaces / networks to bind to
# This can be either the interface name or an IP address/netmask;
# interface names are normally preferred
;   interfaces = 127.0.0.0/8 eth0
 
# Only bind to the named interfaces and/or networks; you must use the
# 'interfaces' option above to use this.
# It is recommended that you enable this feature if your Samba machine is
# not protected by a firewall or is a firewall itself.  However, this
# option cannot handle dynamic or non-broadcast interfaces correctly.
;   bind interfaces only = yes
 
 
 
#### Debugging/Accounting ####
 
# This tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
 
# Cap the size of the individual log files (in KiB).
 
# If you want Samba to only log through syslog then set the following
# parameter to 'yes'.
#   syslog only = no
 
# We want Samba to log a minimum amount of information to syslog. Everything
# should go to /var/log/samba/log.{smbd,nmbd} instead. If you want to log
# through syslog you should set the following parameter to something higher.
 
# Do something sensible when Samba crashes: mail the admin a backtrace
 
 
####### Authentication #######
 
# Server role. Defines in which mode Samba will operate. Possible
# values are "standalone server", "member server", "classic primary
# domain controller", "classic backup domain controller", "active
# directory domain controller". 
#
# Most people will want "standalone sever" or "member server".
# Running as "active directory domain controller" will require first
# running "samba-tool domain provision" to wipe databases and create a
# new domain.
 
# If you are using encrypted passwords, Samba will need to know what
# password database type you are using.  
 
 
# This boolean parameter controls whether Samba attempts to sync the Unix
# password with the SMB password when the encrypted SMB password in the
# passdb is changed.
 
# For Unix password sync to work on a Debian GNU/Linux system, the following
# parameters must be set (thanks to Ian Kahan <<kahan@informatik.tu-muenchen.de> for
# sending the correct chat script for the passwd program in Debian Sarge).
 
# This boolean controls whether PAM will be used for password changes
# when requested by an SMB client instead of the program listed in
# 'passwd program'. The default is 'no'.
 
# This option controls how unsuccessful authentication attempts are mapped
# to anonymous connections
 
########## Domains ###########
 
#
# The following settings only takes effect if 'server role = primary
# classic domain controller', 'server role = backup domain controller'
# or 'domain logons' is set 
#
 
# It specifies the location of the user's
# profile directory from the client point of view) The following
# required a [profiles] share to be setup on the samba server (see
# below)
;   logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U
# Another common choice is storing the profile in the user's home directory
# (this is Samba's default)
#   logon path = \\%N\%U\profile
 
# The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set
# It specifies the location of a user's home directory (from the client
# point of view)
;   logon drive = H:
#   logon home = \\%N\%U
 
# The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set
# It specifies the script to run during logon. The script must be stored
# in the [netlogon] share
# NOTE: Must be store in 'DOS' file format convention
;   logon script = logon.cmd
 
# This allows Unix users to be created on the domain controller via the SAMR
# RPC pipe.  The example command creates a user account with a disabled Unix
# password; please adapt to your needs
; add user script = /usr/sbin/adduser --quiet --disabled-password --gecos "" %u
 
# This allows machine accounts to be created on the domain controller via the 
# SAMR RPC pipe.  
# The following assumes a "machines" group exists on the system
; add machine script  = /usr/sbin/useradd -g machines -c "%u machine account" -d /var/lib/samba -s /bin/false %u
 
# This allows Unix groups to be created on the domain controller via the SAMR
# RPC pipe.  
; add group script = /usr/sbin/addgroup --force-badname %g
 
############ Misc ############
 
# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration
# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name
# of the machine that is connecting
;   include = /home/samba/etc/smb.conf.%m
 
# Some defaults for winbind (make sure you're not using the ranges
# for something else.)
;   idmap uid = 10000-20000
;   idmap gid = 10000-20000
;   template shell = /bin/bash
 
# Setup usershare options to enable non-root users to share folders
# with the net usershare command.
 
# Maximum number of usershare. 0 (default) means that usershare is disabled.
;   usershare max shares = 100
 
# Allow users who've been granted usershare privileges to create
# public shares, not just authenticated ones
 
#======================= Share Definitions =======================
 
# Un-comment the following (and tweak the other settings below to suit)
# to enable the default home directory shares. This will share each
# user's home directory as \\server\username
;[homes]
;   comment = Home Directories
;   browseable = no
 
# By default, the home directories are exported read-only. Change the
# next parameter to 'no' if you want to be able to write to them.
;   read only = yes
 
# File creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to
# create files with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.
;   create mask = 0700
 
# Directory creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to
# create dirs. with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.
;   directory mask = 0700
 
# By default, \\server\username shares can be connected to by anyone
# with access to the samba server.
# Un-comment the following parameter to make sure that only "username"
# can connect to \\server\username
# This might need tweaking when using external authentication schemes
;   valid users = %S
 
# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
# (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)
;[netlogon]
;   comment = Network Logon Service
;   path = /home/samba/netlogon
;   guest ok = yes
;   read only = yes
 
# Un-comment the following and create the profiles directory to store
# users profiles (see the "logon path" option above)
# (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)
# The path below should be writable by all users so that their
# profile directory may be created the first time they log on
;[profiles]
;   comment = Users profiles
;   path = /home/samba/profiles
;   guest ok = no
;   browseable = no
;   create mask = 0600
;   directory mask = 0700
 
[printers]
   comment = All Printers
   browseable = no
   path = /var/spool/samba
   printable = yes
   guest ok = no
   read only = yes
   create mask = 0700
 
# Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable
# printer drivers
[print$]
   comment = Printer Drivers
   path = /var/lib/samba/printers
   browseable = yes
   read only = yes
   guest ok = no
# Uncomment to allow remote administration of Windows print drivers.
# You may need to replace 'lpadmin' with the name of the group your
# admin users are members of.
# Please note that you also need to set appropriate Unix permissions
# to the drivers directory for these users to have write rights in it
;   write list = root, @lpadmin
 
 
 
 
[Movies]
directory mode = 777
valid users = swyant,stephen,@WORKGROUP
create mode = 777
path = /media/stephen/Seagate Backup Plus Drive/snas/Movies

Hmm.. yeah that might be the case. I also checked on the ES File Manager, and didn't really see anything that could cause it to not connect. You just stick your user name and password in from the Linux server and off you go.

 

Can you post your samba config file? I'll compare it to what I have and know works on Windows and such.

See there is my problem with the ES file manager I am not even promted to enter a username or password...


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:01 AM

 


Hmm.. yeah that might be the case. I also checked on the ES File Manager, and didn't really see anything that could cause it to not connect. You just stick your user name and password in from the Linux server and off you go.

 

Can you post your samba config file? I'll compare it to what I have and know works on Windows and such.

See there is my problem with the ES file manager I am not even promted to enter a username or password...

 

 

Yeah that would be an issue. How do you set up the connection on the file manager?

I went to the "Network" tab then selected "LAN" and then "Add new" at the bottom. This allowed me to enter in the IP and then the user name and password.

 

I'll take a look at your config file when I have access to my server.


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