Networking issues

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Networking issues

Post by nursehill » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:35 am


I'm posting because I am having some severe issues with file permissions and Samba on my farm I am trying to set up. I set up Afanasy befopre so why I am having issues now is beyond me but I am.
I have set up a directory share on my server called /media/renderfarm. I have this directory as "nobody" owner and "nogroup" in Ubuntu 14.04 as this way anyone can read and write to the drive. In Samba I have this set for the share :

path = /media/renderfarm
guest ok = yes
read only = no
writeable = yes
browseable = yes

I also have the entire project in this drive as to make it accessible by all systems connected to it, prior to this Afanasy could not read the files located in my /home directory. At one point the client could read and render this file but could not write to the drive and thus errors out. NOW I can't even get the client to read the file from the share. I get this error :

found bundled python: /home/farishta/blender-2.70/2.70/python
read blend: /media/renderfarm/WIDOW_PROJECT/PROJECT_WIDOW/Scenes/Scene_004/scene_004_shot003_TG04.20180813231143.blend
Warning: Unable to open '/media/renderfarm/WIDOW_PROJECT/PROJECT_WIDOW/Scenes/Scene_004/scene_004_shot003_TG04.20180813231143.blend': No such file or directory
multiple addons with the same name:

Blender quit

I know this is a drive permissions issue but I have no idea where to go from here, I have looked at countless tutorials, read message forums and even here there was a user that experienced the same issues. I really want to get this done without starting from scratch and uninstalling everything to begin all over again, which is the only other thing I can even think of right now. I am kind of lost here.

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Re: Networking issues

Post by timurhai » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:13 pm

I am not a Samba admin, so can't help with it.
Why are you using Samba? NFS is much better.
We are using Samba only for MS Windows clients, our Linux servers has corresponding NFS exports for other Linuxes.
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Re: Networking issues

Post by nursehill » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:57 pm

I did manage to get the farm running, I made a typo in the smb.conf file. I also managed to solve a lot of other issues related to file permissions.

The reason for the Samba server was to allow Windows clients to connect. I am still having some issues there getting the render client to actually render. Not sure yet what the issue is other than Environment variables related to Python.

The basic farm runs though, now to optimize it.

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