Tag: samba


We’ve got an old NAS, and after the most recent Windows Update … I lost access to it. Now the NAS is really just a backup, so I never really use the NAS. I don’t generally waste my time fixing things I don’t need, but Scott wasn’t able to use the NAS from Fedora 31 either. So I tried to map the drive again and got told the NAS could only use SMB1 but Windows required 2 or 3.

I ran smb2status and, yeah, the max protocol is SMB 1.0. Simply running smb3enable or smb21enable configures Samba for SMB3 or SMB2.1 and restarts the services. We can use the QNAP Samba share from both Windows 10 and Fedora 31 now.

Samba and SELinux

I had a horrendous time trying to get the Samba share on our new server working. It worked insomuchas I could map a drive to the share … but I couldn’t actually see any files. Increasing the log level (smb.conf)

log level = 10 passdb:5 auth:5

showed that, yeah, I was getting a lot of access denied errors.

[2019/12/14 23:04:53.249959, 10, pid=17854, effective(0, 0), real(0, 0)] ../../source3/smbd/open.c:5438(create_file_unixpath)
create_file_unixpath: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
[2019/12/14 23:04:53.249982, 10, pid=17854, effective(0, 0), real(0, 0)] ../../source3/smbd/open.c:5716(create_file_default)
[2019/12/14 23:04:53.250012, 3, pid=17854, effective(0, 0), real(0, 0), class=smb2] ../../source3/smbd/smb2_server.c:3254(smbd_smb2_request_error_ex)
smbd_smb2_request_error_ex: smbd_smb2_request_error_ex: idx[1] status[NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED] || at ../../source3/smbd/smb2_create.c:296
[2019/12/14 23:04:53.250038, 10, pid=17854, effective(0, 0), real(0, 0), class=smb2] ../../source3/smbd/smb2_server.c:3142(smbd_smb2_request_done_ex)
smbd_smb2_request_done_ex: idx[1] status[NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED] body[8] dyn[yes:1] at ../../source3/smbd/smb2_server.c:3304

Many, many iterations of samba configs later, I wondered if SELinux was causing a problem. Temporarily disabling SELinux allowed files to be seen in the mapped drive … so that was the problem. I needed to tweak the SELinux settings to allow Samba to actually share files.

semanage fcontext -a -t samba_share_t "/data(/.*)?"


setsebool -P samba_export_all_rw=1