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From my little experience. A restart from the firewall might help. Maybe check if some rules are incorrect?

Installation and Upgrades / Re: Zentyal 8
« on: December 11, 2023, 11:39:37 am »
I think I am spoiled with the ClearOS I was used to. I never experienced so many rough patches.
When I install by just going next next next you get everything on a 100Gb part of the LVM. Easy to resolve, but it makes no sense.
I ran into the issue that it doesn't support PPPoE with a fixed IP (,35644.0.html) I now know it should work since under plain Ubuntu it works like I expected. I just don't know what happens if I mess with settings in the OS that do not align with the webinterface.

When making changes with the VLAN's (in the end I just gave up) and then going back to plain ethernet, you'll get all kind of issues, because Zentyal doesn't remove the VLAN settings, it just removes it from the interface.
Everything looks right, but things like DHCP/DNS/SAMBA just give up and won't start anymore.

And I am pretty sure there is a bug in the user/user rights.
If you make a user and then configure the rights, it probably works just fine. When you add 10 users and configure the rights, and then save. It becomes a lottery.
The webinterface tells everything is correct. But getting the client connected to the shares is a different thing. Completely random. like 3 of the 10 won't be able to connect to some share, sometimes even the personal one.
Luckily when you switch the Acces control from "read/write" to "administrator" or "read-only", save. Then switch it back and save again. Everything is works as expected.
I really believe Zentyal should use Beta testers.


Installation and Upgrades / Re: Zentyal 8
« on: December 08, 2023, 10:38:52 am »
Hi Luke,
What is the current status with 8.0?
If I understand correctly, Zentyal does not do Beta testing by users. But if you can use it, I'd be happy to make myself available.
7.1 had quite a few nonsensical settings that a beta tester had removed (for example, why on earth would you only free up 100Gb on your LVM).

Installation and Upgrades / Re: PPPoE with static IP
« on: November 07, 2023, 10:25:46 am »
But not in this case. Not when It is a fixed IP from a range. It might not be common. But it is also not strange.
My previous serverOS (CENTOS based) had the inputfields when choosing PPPoE.

So, not possible?

Directory and Authentication / random filesharing behaviour
« on: October 29, 2023, 11:20:52 am »
I am installing a 7.1 Zentyal server as DC and gateway. About 30 users en a dozen shares. The clients are all freshly installed updated Win 10 pro.
I first configured the groups and then assigned the users to the groups and the groups to the shares.
This normally is pretty straight forward.
But now I have the weirdest behavior that some clients can't access the shares, even if I assign them to the user.
It seems so random. It is user related as far as I can find. (same computer, logged in on a different account can access said share, same user on an other computer still can't access the share. But since it is so random, it might be a coincidence) )
So the clients are joining the domain just fine (except one account that could log in, but after login got the message the user couldn't be logged in properly and should try to log out and in again).
They see the server and the shares but when I open them, you get the popup for other credentials, or Windows can't even find the share anymore but it is still in the list on the client.
I made some shares again in an other name, and that worked most of the times. Some shares just work as expected.
So one user can open the share, some don't. Even thought the accounts are set up exactly the same as far as I can tell.
Some possible red herrings
1. Under windows the shares seem about 90Gb even though I installed the server on a 8Tb disk and I choose "use whole disk".
2. During the install I wanted to make a share with guest access then I got the message I needed to enable the guest user.
Then I went to said guest user, and the disable option was marked but greyed out.
I went back to the share to disable the guest access, but the share still has guest access and I still see the message that I need to enable the guestuser.

I don't even know where I should start looking.
Is there some maximum amount of users to a share?
And what is supposed to happen when you have the default 500Mb limit and want to access a 7Gb share?
Any feedback where I should start would help.
Thanks in advance.

Installation and Upgrades / PPPoE with static IP
« on: October 28, 2023, 02:51:57 pm »
I wanted to replace a server with a zentyal one. The internet connection is over PPPoE but it doen not have DHCP.
How would I set the static IP and subnet/gateway in the PPPoE connection?
Cheers, Foeke

Thanks a bunch!

Thanks, it seems to have been fixed a month ago. At least a working fix has been made. How long before the update is pushed to our systems?

Since this update, the users that want to work from home on their (Win10) workplace, get this error.
"The remote computer that your trying to connect to requires NLA but your windows domain controller cannot be contacted to perform NLA". If you switch off the mandatory NLA in the advanced rdp settings in Windows, they can log in over rdp again.
Removing the KB would also work I guess.
But why is the DC not available for NLA anymore?
It's running Zentyal 7.

Installation and Upgrades / Re: Zentyal 8
« on: August 09, 2023, 09:40:20 am »
Hi everyone. This thread was not being closely monitored, but I would like to assure you all that Zentyal is very much alive, supported by a small development team in Spain but is now US owned and headquartered in New York. The release of 8.0 was planned for 2023 midyear but was delayed due to installer issues, and a new installer had to be created, pushing the 8.0 release back to December 2023. The new installer is almost ready, along with many bug fixes. The development team leader stated that monthly releases are planned from December onward. We will be monitoring this feed more closely as we ramp up our efforts to deliver a stable product that we can all be proud of. Zentyal has been a well-supported product, and although the team is small, we plan to increase its footprint globally while building on a solid foundation.

In addition, The 7.1 release (updating the installer and several bug fixes) is being finalized for distribution by the end of June 2023.


I would add the 7.1 release to "RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CHANGELOGS". Potential new customers might doubt the development if the last release is over two years ago.

Installation and Upgrades / Re: Zentyal 8
« on: July 12, 2023, 05:20:12 pm »
Thank you all!
I'll try 7.1 after the holidays. Hopefully the rough edges are removed.

Installation and Upgrades / Zentyal 8
« on: June 21, 2023, 10:43:11 am »
I can't find any information other then someone on GitHub saying 8.0 will be released last May.
But I don't believe that happened.
I just came from ClearOS which is pretty much dead for over a year now, and development stopped around 2019. Other then the CEO that keeps on saying everything is fine. Even though they fired the only support guy a long time ago, and security patches stopped coming for even longer.
Bottom line, I am getting pretty wary when new releases are not being released.
Does anybody a timeline or any other information?

In our case it was eventually solved by a reboot. Not the kind of thing you'd expect from a Linux server.

Installation and Upgrades / Re: saving webadmin module stuck on 100%
« on: April 19, 2023, 02:48:27 pm »
Well, I could make it work following

Installed with network cable out.
Logged in on the web admin, skipped installation of modules.

Plugged in cable.
In Zentyal, installed module Network

From terminal:
sudo apt update && apt upgrade


Now everything works

Thanks for the effort. But my issue it with a server that is in production now. A reinstall would be an issue to put it mildly.

Other modules / Backup feature disables control panel
« on: April 19, 2023, 02:37:37 pm »
I was busy configuring the backup using rsync  to an other location.
As soon as I saved the settings the whole module became unavailable. Taking the whole front end with it.
Everything keeps on working. Meaning internet connections/ samba etc.
But I can't reach the x.x.x.x:8443 dashboard. It just keeps on loading until I get an 504 error message.
After like an hour everything is back up again. I can log in, see every module, except when I click on the backup module the whole site is down again for an hour.
I can still log in with putty. CPU load is next to zero. Just like the I/O (using iotop).
Any thoughts what can be up?

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