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Installation and Upgrades / Lost connectivity to router and the internet
« on: November 30, 2023, 09:12:06 pm »
After a reboot of my Zentyal 7.0 installation I lost all connectivity to the routers and, therefore, the internet.

Has the same thing happened to anyone else?  I have tried everything I could think of, but I can't get my head around it.

Thank you!!!

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~$ ifconfig
eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet  netmask  broadcast
        ether e8:de:27:a7:ae:50  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 426706  bytes 104478873 (104.4 MB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 915797  bytes 1131695471 (1.1 GB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

eth1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet  netmask  broadcast
        ether a0:36:9f:50:74:57  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 29967  bytes 1925374 (1.9 MB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 81  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 2165  bytes 93786 (93.7 KB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
        device memory 0xfe700000-fe7fffff

eth2: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet  netmask  broadcast
        ether 9c:b6:54:0b:e5:77  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 271  bytes 20931 (20.9 KB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 20962  bytes 1343670 (1.3 MB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
        device interrupt 18

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet  netmask
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 210677  bytes 22703694 (22.7 MB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 210677  bytes 22703694 (22.7 MB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

tap0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet  netmask  broadcast
        ether a6:ec:21:92:98:49  txqueuelen 100  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0


Suddenly, the Domain Controller and File Sharing   module has stopped and the "restart" icon is not present next to it.

Whenever I save settings, I get an error for Samba:
Some modules reported error when saving changes . More information on the logs in /var/log/zentyal/

The following modules failed while saving their changes, their state is unknown: samba

This is the error I get on the command line when I check the status:
● smbd.service - Samba SMB Daemon
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/smbd.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: failed (Result: timeout) since Mon 2023-08-28 15:55:41 EEST; 15min ago
       Docs: man:smbd(8)
   Main PID: 10285 (code=killed, signal=TERM)

Aug 28 15:54:10 server01 systemd[1]: Starting Samba SMB Daemon...
Aug 28 15:54:11 server01 smbd[10285]: [2023/08/28 15:54:11.302966,  0] ../../source3/smbd/server.c:1734(main)
Aug 28 15:54:11 server01 smbd[10285]:   smbd version 4.15.13-Ubuntu started.
Aug 28 15:54:11 server01 smbd[10285]:   Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2021
Aug 28 15:55:41 server01 systemd[1]: smbd.service: start operation timed out. Terminating.
Aug 28 15:55:41 server01 systemd[1]: smbd.service: Failed with result 'timeout'.
Aug 28 15:55:41 server01 systemd[1]: Failed to start Samba SMB Daemon.

I'm running Zentyal 7.0

Any idea what might be causing this?  Is it worth looking into it, or better just reinstall Zentyal?

Thank you for your time

Other modules / Re: VPN suddenly stopped working - Zentyal 6.0
« on: October 21, 2022, 12:11:02 am »
Thanks for the response.  So, basically, if you reinstall the certificate will everything work again?


Unfortunately, yes, I had a similar issue with OpenVPN module. My issue was caused by the 'expiration' of the CRL, and because of that, the VPN connection did not work. The message was the following:

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Sun May  3 12:11:13 2020 VERIFY ERROR: depth=0, error=CRL has expired: C=ZA, ST=Free

Basically, I have to do something with any certificate in thirty days max such as create or remove a certificate, otherwise, a VPN connection may stop working.


“This world is ours, and by the Holy Light we will keep it safe, now and forever".

Other modules / VPN suddenly stopped working - Zentyal 6.0
« on: September 03, 2022, 09:01:34 pm »

It happened to me before, it happened again.  Out of the blue, without touching, editing or in any way changing anything, my VPN stopped working.  The client (any client) does not connect.  The message I get on the client side is "Sat Sep 03 21:34:14 2022 MANAGEMENT: >STATE:1662230054,WAIT,,,,,,"

Last time it happened was on Zentyal 5.0, spent a few weeks troubleshooting, in the end I just made a fresh 6.0 installation and everything worked fine.

Has anybody else had a similar issue, to guide me through it?


Other modules / Re: DNS error when changing/adding or restarting
« on: April 06, 2022, 05:51:23 pm »
Having the same issue here.  How did you solve it?

Directory and Authentication / "Users and Computers" is a mess
« on: February 02, 2016, 08:18:19 pm »
My "Users and Computers" screen at https://xxxxxxxxxxx:8443/Samba/Tree/Manage is a total mess.

The Domain Admins and Schema Admins groups are shown under "Users".  A user is shown under "Groups".  Another user is not shown anywhere, although he does exist (I can see this user in the dropdown menu when I am assigning users to groups).  How can I rectify this mess?


Installation and Upgrades / Re: Zentyal on a Bootable USB Thumb Drive?
« on: November 02, 2014, 08:00:29 pm »
Resurrect for solution.

I am currently installing Zentyal 3.0 from a USB-stick, and had the same problem with the installer insisting on accessing the CD-rom. This worked for me:

1) get zentyal iso
2) create bootable USB w. UNETbootin (from OSX in my case)
3) copy over zentyal iso to the bootable USB and name it zen.iso
4) eject USB and insert into target computer, run install until fail
5) in the installer menu, choose the enter a shell option
6) run the following cmds (where /dev/sdc1 should be your usb device)
umount /cdrom
mkdir /mnt/usb
mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/usb
mount -o loop /mnt/usb/zen.iso /cdrom

7) rerun the Detect and mount CDrom option
8) done

Worked on my HP Proliant Microserver N54L, installing Zentyal 3.5, with the only exception being that initially it didn't work after I burnt the flash drive with unetbootin.  It installed Ubuntu Server only.  It worked perfectly though with Rufus.

Thank you

Installation and Upgrades / NIC suddenly not recognized
« on: September 02, 2014, 11:56:30 am »
This morning I switched on the server and the NIC on eth1 did not work.  See outputs below:
root@server01:/# lshw -c network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
       vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
       physical id: 4
       bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 90
       serial: 00:13:d3:17:45:61
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 duplex=full ip= latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:19 ioport:e200(size=256) memory:ec133000-ec133fff memory:40000000-4001ffff
  *-network:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Ethernet controller
       product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 6
       bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
       version: 10
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm cap_list
       configuration: latency=32 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32
       resources: ioport:e900(size=256) memory:ec120000-ec1200ff memory:40020000-4003ffff

root@server01:/# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:13:d3:17:45:61 
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:4335 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4134 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3412775 (3.4 MB)  TX bytes:668383 (668.3 KB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:  Mask:
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:2054 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2054 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:223545 (223.5 KB)  TX bytes:223545 (223.5 KB)

How can I get it back on?  Any ideas?

Thanks! It worked!  :)

I had actually tried these setting before and they didn't work but the secret was in your words "They should be getting an IP from the Zentyal DHCP server and they should show Zentyal eth1 IP as the gateway, DNS. "  I realised that just because I changed the settings on Zentyal, the clients didn't obtain them.  However, when I logged off the domain and logged back on again the client received the new gateway settings and it all worked!

thanks again for your time to respond

Installation and Upgrades / connect local network to the internet
« on: April 11, 2014, 02:00:23 pm »
Hi everyone,
I have spent endless hours reading this forum and the internet and endless hours fiddling with the parameters but still no result, so I wonder if anyone has a definitive answer to my problem:

I am running Zentyal 3.3 in a computer with two NICs.  ETH0 (which is built in the motherboard) and ETH1 which is plugged in to a PCI slot.

Eth0 is connected to a DSL Router and is therefore my connection to the internet.  The details are as follows:
- DSL Router IP
- Eth0 IP (static)
NB. the server is connect via cable to LAN1 of the router for which DHCP has been disabled and the Server's IP address has been excluded from the router's DHCP range.
With the above settings the server has access to the internet.

Eth1 IP and is connected to the local network.

I have tried many possible combinations for the DHCP, Gateway DNS etc. settings, but the result is still the same.  1) The local clients cannot access the internet, 2) they cannot ping the router and 3) with most setting combinations they cannot even ping Eth0 (although they can ping each other and Eth1).  Also, the router cannot ping Eth1 or any of the local hosts.  I have not tried using Zentyal as a DSL modem and I really do not wish to do so if I can avoid it.

So, if anyone is using or has used a similar setup (DSL router <--> NIC1 <--> Zentyal <--> NIC2 <--> LAN) can you tell me which set of parameters worked for you?  I would have thought this is the most common scenario for a small network, isn't it?  Or should I try some other layout?
Many thanks

Would it be too much trouble to ask you to summarize your final settings?  I'm in a similar situation and I just can't get it to work.

In a nutshell what i have is:
1. The router can ping the external interface
2. The server can ping the router
3. The router cannot ping the internal interface
4. The router cannot ping the clients
5. the clients cannot ping the router


Is it better to format the 1tb in ext4 or fat32? I have 3 windows and 2 linux hosts that will share the files on this drive.  Also, I tried to format the disk in FAT32 but the relevant option of mkfs did not work? Doesn't Zentyal have all the ubuntu commands installed?

The 1tb drive will have the shared folders, ie the files that all users will have access to.  I also want it to have the users' personal folders

Hi everyone,

First, let me apologise in advance if my question is too silly or simple.  I have very little knowledge of Linux, hence the simplicity and triviallity of my query.

While installing Zentyal 3.3, I get a screen where it asks me about disk partitions:

Guided - Reuse partition LVM VG xxxxxx, LV root
Guided - Use entire disk
Guided - Use entire partition, LVM VG xxxxx, LV root
Guided - Use entire disk and setup LVM
Guided - use entire disk and setup encrypted LVM

What should I do? (NB I had previously tried to install Zentyal on this machine so some data and some partitioning is already present on the disk).

I have two disks on the computer.  An old 80GB one (where I want the OS to be installed) and a newer SATA III 1TB (which I want to use exclusively to store files for shared usage).  Can I do that with Linux?

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