Can Access SMB from WIndows, But Cannot from Linux

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Can Access SMB from WIndows, But Cannot from Linux

Post by Newbie_from_NJ » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:54 pm

Hi guys,

I currently have a dual boot setup of Windows 10 and Mint 18.2 x64 on Lenovo laptop. Windows 10 has no problems accessing SMB shares. But Mint on the other hand can't access them.

To be more precise, my issue is accessing my LibreElec Asus Chromebox from Linux Mint.

1.
I've tried accessing via file browser:
smb://10.0.x.xx/

I get "Could not display "smb://10.0.x.xx/".
Error: Failed to retrieve failed list from server: Connection timed out. Please select another viewer and try again.

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Re: Can Access SMB from WIndows, But Cannot from Linux

Post by Newbie_from_NJ » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:54 pm

2.
LibreElec requires SMB2 so I've tried amending /etc/samba/samba.conf as follows:

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#======================= Global Settings =======================

[global]

## Browsing/Identification ###

# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
   workgroup = WORKGROUP

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
	server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)

# 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.
   dns proxy = no

# This is the change I did that should allow you to connect to SMB shares using SMB2
   protocol = SMB2

#### Networking ####

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Re: Can Access SMB from WIndows, But Cannot from Linux

Post by Newbie_from_NJ » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:05 am

3.
I've also tried accessing SMB via Network on File browser.. no avail. See attached images.

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Re: Can Access SMB from WIndows, But Cannot from Linux

Post by Newbie_from_NJ » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:07 am

4.
Here's the output of smbclient which shows me all the shared folders in LibreElec. Now how can I access them via GUI?

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unknown@LinuxMint ~ $ smbclient -L 10.0.x.xx -m SMB2 -U libreelec
WARNING: The "syslog" option is deprecated
Enter libreelec's password: 
Domain=[LIBREELEC] OS=[] Server=[]
    Sharename       Type      Comment
    ---------       ----      -------
    Storage         Disk      
    Kodi            Disk      
    Update          Disk      
    Videos          Disk      
    Music           Disk      
    TV Shows        Disk      
    Recordings      Disk      
    Downloads       Disk      
    Pictures        Disk      
    Emulators       Disk      
    Configfiles     Disk      
    Userdata        Disk      
    Screenshots     Disk      
    Logfiles        Disk      
    Backup          Disk      
    Picons          Disk      
    IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (LibreELEC)
Domain=[LIBREELEC] OS=[] Server=[]
    Server               Comment
    ---------            -------
    Workgroup            Master
    ---------            -------
unknown@LinuxMint ~ $

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Re: Can Access SMB from WIndows, But Cannot from Linux

Post by Newbie_from_NJ » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:26 am

If it helps, I'm able to SSH into LibreElec without issues....

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Re: Can Access SMB from WIndows, But Cannot from Linux

Post by Newbie_from_NJ » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:31 am

I'm making progress, but there's still something wrong. I now can access SMB shares via file browser smb://10.0.x.xx/
However, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't and sometimes it's very slow to load a folder. See attached images of the errors I've received so far.

Here are the changes I made to /etc/samba/samba.conf in order to gain access:

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#======================= Global Settings =======================

[global]

## Browsing/Identification ###

# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
   workgroup = WORKGROUP

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
	server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)

# 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.
   dns proxy = no

### This is the change I did that should allow you to connect to SMB shares using SMB2
   server min protocol = SMB2_10
   client min protocol = SMB2
   client max protocol = SMB3

#### Networking ####

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