Samba and virtual lans

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by =?ISO-8859-1?Q?J=F8rn?= Dahl-Stamnes, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. I have some problems with mapping drives on a samba server after I added
    VLANs to a FW-1 (CheckPoint). The network looks like this:

    +-- XP client
    +-- Windows 2000 client
    +-- linux server
    | (eth2)
    | FW |--- (internet)
    | (eth1)
    +-- Samba server (linux)
    +-- Windows client (from this the samba server is responding)

    All devices are connected to a HP switch. Before I made any changes to the
    firewall, it worked OK.

    What I did was to say that the network where the samba server is located, is
    on a VLAN. The switch was reconfigured. After the changes, I can do a ssh
    from the samba server to the linux server on the eth2 interface. I can also
    connect a http session from the Windows client on eth1.99 to the linux
    server at eth1.

    When trying to map a samba drive from the XP client or the Windows 2000
    client on the eth1 network to the samba server, does not longer work. I can
    map it and it shows up in the disk drive list, but when trying to look at
    it using the explorer, the explorer freeze and is not longer responding.
    The log in the firewall (which log all traffic) shows nothing wrong.

    The windows client on eth1.99 does still work as before.

    It seems like Samba server does not like VLAN, which is something I find
    VERY strange. After all, the machines should give a damn about VLANS, since
    it does not know about it.

    Comments, hints, solutions, explanations?
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?J=F8rn?= Dahl-Stamnes, Sep 26, 2005
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  2. I forgot to tell that the samba server also is the internal DNS server. When
    the windows clients on eth2 need to resolv a host name on internet, they
    have to contact the samba server. And they have no problem in resolving any
    names on internet.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?J=F8rn?= Dahl-Stamnes, Sep 26, 2005
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