Samba Won’t Start On CentOS 7.3.1611

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Hi folks,

I’ve been googling for an hour on this which seems to be awfully basic. But I cannot find anything definitive.

[root@CentOS-gig ~]# systemctl enable smb.service Failed to execute operation: Access denied
[root@CentOS-gig ~]# setenforce 0
[root@CentOS-gig ~]# systemctl enable smb.service Failed to execute operation: No such file or directory

Have tried things like :
chcon -t samba_share_t /home/amckay

Also took the output from:
getsebool -a | grep samba

and set all them to “on”

Stripped my config down to the most basic.

What am I missing?

# Global parameters
[global]
netbios name = CentOS
security = USER
idmap config * : backend = tdb

[homes]
comment = Home Directories browseable = No inherit acls = Yes read only = No valid users = %S %D%w%S

3 thoughts on - Samba Won’t Start On CentOS 7.3.1611

  • Also tried this :

    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# cat allow type=USER_AVC msg=audit(1507584974.134:166105): pid=1 uid=0
    auidB94967295 sesB94967295 subj=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0
    msg=’avc: received setenforce notice (enforcing=1)
    exe=”/usr/lib/systemd/systemd” sauid=0 hostname=? addr=? terminal=?’
    type=USER_AVC msg=audit(1507584974.137:166106): pid=1 uid=0
    auidB94967295 sesB94967295 subj=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0
    msg=’avc: denied { enable } for auid00 uid=0 gid=0
    cmdline=”systemctl enable smb.service”
    scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
    tcontext=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 tclass=service exe=”/usr/lib/systemd/systemd” sauid=0 hostname=? addr=? terminal=?’

    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# audit2allow -i ./allow -M samba
    ******************** IMPORTANT ***********************
    To make this policy package active, execute:

    semodule -i samba.pp

    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# semodule -i ./samba.pp libsemanage.semanage_direct_install_info: Overriding samba module at lower priority 100 with module at priority 400. Failed to resolve typeattributeset statement at
    /etc/selinux/targeted/tmp/modules/100/ksmtuned/cil:78
    semodule: Failed!
    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# audit2allow -i ./allow -M samba-new
    ******************** IMPORTANT ***********************
    To make this policy package active, execute:

    semodule -i samba-new.pp

    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# semodule -i ./samba-new.pp
    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# systemctl enable smb.service Failed to execute operation: No such file or directory
    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# setenforce 1
    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# systemctl enable smb.service Failed to execute operation: No such file or directory
    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# setenforce 1
    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# systemctl enable smb.service Failed to execute operation: No such file or directory
    [root@CentOS-gig ~]#

  • Does /usr/lib/systemd/system/smb.service exist? It does not look like it based on the error above.

    Does “rpm -V samba” show anything useful?

    The selinux stuff means nothing if you have selinux set to permissive.

    Is this a standalone server?

    Does testparm show any errors?

    HTH,

  • Ug – can’t believe it.

    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# rpm -qa | grep samba samba-libs-4.4.4-14.el7_3.x86_64
    samba-client-4.4.4-14.el7_3.x86_64
    samba-client-libs-4.4.4-14.el7_3.x86_64
    samba-common-tools-4.4.4-14.el7_3.x86_64
    samba-common-libs-4.4.4-14.el7_3.x86_64
    samba-common-4.4.4-14.el7_3.noarch
    [root@CentOS-gig ~]# yum -y install samba

    (and it goes on to install the one missing package)

    Not sure how I ended up with everything but that one … thanks

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