NAS (Samba) login problem

Added by Alex Lui almost 11 years ago

My NAS (Samba) drive is currently setup with no username/password protection. I can't log in with newer versions of showtime (PS3 version) because they all seem to expect some valid username/password. I reverted back to an older version (3.3.143) and that works without requiring me to enter valid username/password. Is this a known issue with newer version of showtime? Could you fix this bug in the next release?

TIA


Replies (12)

RE: NAS (Samba) login problem - Added by Daniel Debreceny almost 11 years ago

Alex,
Which versions seem to be affected?

I have a password protected shares (because it's good basic networking security), and all versions can connect fine.

RE: NAS (Samba) login problem - Added by Alex Lui almost 11 years ago

I don't know which version this "bug" started appearing. I've been wanting to upgrade from my old version 3.3.143 but due to this forced username/password feature, I couldn't. I just tried the most recent test version (showtime-3.5.212-g74a1a39.pkg) and the bug is still there, ie. I can't access my NAS drive due to lack of username/password protection. The reason I haven't set up protected share with my NAS is because I haven't figured how to make protected share work with ps3mediaserver. But that's another issue ...

Thanks.

Daniel Debreceny wrote:

Alex,
Which versions seem to be affected?

I have a password protected shares (because it's good basic networking security), and all versions can connect fine.

RE: NAS (Samba) login problem - Added by Daniel Debreceny almost 11 years ago

Not answering the showtime problem directly, but working around the issue so that you can password protect your NAS shares and side-step the issue with showtime:

1) If you are using Windows with PMS, you can map a NAS share to a drive letter, specifying the username and password at the time that you map it, and tick reconnect at logon/etc ....

2) Right click the new mapped drive and "Send to Desktop (create shortcut)".
Drag and drop the new shortcut onto the Start menu at the following location: Start -> All Programs -> Startup.

3) Right click "Computer" -> manage -> Services & Applications -> Services .... find the Ps3 media server & set it to delay start" (works in windows vista/windows 7).

3b) In XP, you might need to use Soluto, or another startup management application to delay the start of PMS.

PMS is not required for showtime, if the SMB networking is working correctly, but I can assume you probably need it for other UPNP devices (TV's and etc)

I've personally ditched PS3 Media Server a long time ago for several reasons:
- it required a hefty dual core /quad core for transcoding of 720p/1080p/anything weird/unsupported by default PS3 player >it results in a large power bill
it never resolved issue that PMS took an exceptionally long time to list contents of folders with many files.
- it regularly crashed while transcoding
- when transcoding, fast forward/rewind was practically impossible. It sometimes worked with non-transcoded files.

I've replaced an old quad core desktop PC with Windows XP for an AMD E350 based microserver (35W with all 4x drives spinning) with freenas 7, since I can use SMB for my PS3 :)

I love showtime .. it saves me time & money :)

RE: NAS (Samba) login problem - Added by D Z over 10 years ago

i would also prefer showtime not to require a username or password. because after a day without restarting my windows 7 desktop pc i cant get access via showtime. the window pops up where ive to enter username und password... i enter my data... but nothing happens. the window pops up again and i have to enter my data again but still doesnt work. as soon as i restart my pc showtime works again.
possible solution would be that showtime doesnt require userename/password.

RE: NAS (Samba) login problem - Added by Daniel Debreceny over 10 years ago

If you have a realtek network (gigabit) chip, and you've updated the network card drivers with windows (7) update, I highly recommend either installing the realtek generic drivers, or rolling back the drivers to the previous revision.

I've experienced exceptional issues across many different windows 7 PC's with realtek network chips with the drivers updated by windows update.
The problem hasn't been that you can't sign in with username/password, but instead that the network card/driver is refusing connections after a long time.

A disable/re-enable of the network adapter usually fixes the problem also, rather than a reboot.

RE: NAS (Samba) login problem - Added by D Z over 10 years ago

the problem still exists. ive installed the latest realtek drivers. but after a day ive to reboot my pc to connect to showtime.
it would be a nice feature if showtime would be able again to connect to a pc that is not password protected. i remember that showtime was able to do that in 2.99 or earlier.

RE: NAS (Samba) login problem - Added by D Z over 10 years ago

yes i also tried with 3.99.26. i already post sth to bug #982.

RE: NAS (Samba) login problem - Added by Tiago windcrusher over 10 years ago

I'm have this problem with windows xp home using wireless showtime in showtime-3.99.32-ga7be981 and less versions..

For work with shared folder, Im active tcp/ip config (advanced option-> WINS), Active NETBIOS.

see this:

PS3 wired router.
windows XP PRO Wireless - showtime open shared folder - OK
windows XP HOME Wireless - showtime can't open shared folder - ERROR (this register log in windows events)

In other test:
PS3 wired router.
windows XP PRO Wireless - showtime open shared folder - OK
windows XP HOME WIRED - showtime open shared folder - OK

RE: NAS (Samba) login problem - Added by Andreas Smas over 10 years ago

Can you get a logfile from Showtime when this happens? For how to get logfiles, please see logging

RE: NAS (Samba) login problem - Added by Tiago windcrusher over 10 years ago

If the log to keep stored in showtime I can get it yes, and attachment in this post.

Because I did something (I did many things by trying to run wireless) that when I disconnected the wired network, the wireless is now working well on XP HOME.

Have hung up and called a few times (both the ps3 and laptop) and everything keeps working.
One of the things I did in XP HOME, was to start it in safe mode and log in as Administrator (the user who seemed not to exist), and changed the proprioetario folder that I had shared for a specific user group "Administrators" also granted full access to the Guest user.

Forgot to mention that before when showtime could not connect to the folder of the XP HOME, starting XP Pro machine, I could normally access the share on XP Home.

RE: NAS (Samba) login problem - Added by Tony Miker over 10 years ago

Upgraded from showtime-3.99.39-gad899dd to showtime-3.99.349-gf470154 and can't access my Samba shares. (Showtime initially crashed at launch and I had to delete and reinstall. the old bookmarks file apparently can't be present)
Now showtime crashes when I try to access a share. Here is the tail of the log file:

00:01:07.251: navigator [INFO]:Opening smb://192.168.0.7/Videos
00:01:07.253: SMB [DEBUG]:Connected to 192.168.0.7:445
00:01:07.256: SMB [DEBUG]:192.168.0.7:445 Protocol negotiated
00:01:07.256: SMB [DEBUG]:SETUP guest:<unset>:WORKGROUP
00:01:07.274: SMB [DEBUG]:SETUP errorcode=0xc000006d
00:01:07.274: SMB [DEBUG]:Disconnecting from 192.168.0.7:445
00:01:07.275: SMB [DEBUG]:Connected to 192.168.0.7:445
00:01:07.277: SMB [DEBUG]:192.168.0.7:445 Protocol negotiated
00:01:07.278: keyring [INFO]:Requesting credentials for smb:connection:192.168.0.7:445 : Samba server '192.168.0.7' : Login required
00:01:25.817: PANIC [EMERG]:Thread PC:navigator (0x12f00b0) crashed (r=0x80010005)
00:01:25.823: PANIC [EMERG]:Thread list (self=0x12f00a7)
00:01:25.823: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00bd: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.824: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00bc: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00bb: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00ba: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b9: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b8: GLW texture loader
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b7: GLW font renderer
00:01:25.825: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b4: ssdp
00:01:25.826: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b3: httpsrv
00:01:25.826: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b1: audio output
00:01:25.826: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00b0: PC:navigator
00:01:25.826: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00af: audioplayer
00:01:25.826: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00ae: PC:mp
00:01:25.827: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00ad: PC:js
00:01:25.827: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00ac: service probe
00:01:25.827: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00ab: deco
00:01:25.827: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00aa: PC:metadata
00:01:25.828: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00a9: callout
00:01:25.828: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00a8: PC:global
00:01:25.828: PANIC [EMERG]:0x12f00a6: main

Let me know if i can more information.

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