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Thanks but that is something I already tried to do ...


Searching all fields in all tables using phpmyadmin returns 0 result... damn ...

Found it thanks. The username is zentyal and the password is in /var/lib/zentyal/conf/zentyal-mysql.passwd, now I have to find where that eth3 record is kept. I hope I won't break anything ....

Thanks. I use 3.0. Where is that Zentyal DB password located please? What is the username ?

I found one in /var/lib/zentyal/conf/ebox.passwd but it doesn't seems to work.

How, please, do I access that Zentyal DB ?

I need to use the modem elsewhere.

If I simply unplug it, a reboot will break the gateway feature. Ubuntu is fine removing it when it doesn't exists anymore. But it seems to be kept somewhere by Zentyal because zentyal complains about it missing in the logs.


My internet provider had issues one day. So I did setup my huawei 3G Usb modem on my Zentyal server. I have installed the drivers from Huawei and the USB key got seen as a network interface (eth3), which allowed me to set it up as the gateway, great.

Now that I don't need it anymore (the driver isn't DKMS compatible and need to be compiled after each kernel update), I just can't plug it off....

In order to do so, I went to zentyal administration Web UI, I set eth3 to Unused, I then uninstalled the driver and did a reboot of the server (which, as a side note, takes literally takes ages on my Intel Quad core server...).

After reboot, my network did not have access to Internet. Trying to change any settings related to the network doesn't work anymore, Zentyal complaining that an error occurred and that it can't apply changes.

Looking at /var/log/zentyal/zentyal.log while saving changes I found the error:

2013/06/17 09:17:07 ERROR> EBox::Module::Service::__ANON__ - Error restarting service: Interface eth3 n'existe pas.

The last part of the error message is in french and can be translated to "The eth3 interface doesn't exists" ... The only fix I have found is to plug back the Huawei 3G Usb key, reinstall the driver and then reboot. But I do need that 3G Usb modem for other uses, I don't want to keep it plugged in my server (it also seems like the driver suffers from a memory leak issue)

How should I tell Zentyal that an interface has been removed ?

Installation and Upgrades / Re: ACL and system Users
« on: April 25, 2013, 11:47:33 pm »
I already tried to ask a similar question for a transmission-daemon ...

Seems they have no idea about how to solve our issue ...

Installation and Upgrades / Re: Fixing samba shares permissions
« on: April 25, 2013, 11:44:21 pm »
So Zentyal staff, is that an issue with no solution ?

How to fix/set proper permissions (ACL) on files copied to a samba share via SSH ?

Installation and Upgrades / Re: How to upgrade ??
« on: April 25, 2013, 11:41:31 pm »
Yeah not being able to upgrade is starting to be a real issue.
I now have 4 customers for which I need to reinstall their servers ....

Installation and Upgrades / Can't remove my 3G USB modem
« on: April 25, 2013, 11:33:17 pm »

I had to plug and se a Huawei 3G modem. Once plugged, zentyal added an eth3 interface and I could use it, neat.

Now that I don't need it anymore, I have set eth3 to unused and I removed the corresponding gateway. I then took off the USB modem and did a reboot.

Now the firewall won't start anymore, complaining about a missing eth3 interface! So my internal network has no Internet access at all. If I plug the USB modem back in, I can start the firewall.

But how can I remove it without losing my Internet ?!?



I use transmission-daemon to download torrent files. It normally saves its files to /var/lib/transmission. It runs as debian-transmission:debian-transmission. I can set a umask in the settings. For now any file create by trnasmission have this permissions set:

drwxr-xr-x  debian-transmission debian-transmission

I created a debian-transmission group in Zentyal and gave permissions to that group to /home/samba/shares/downloads that I set up as a samba share.

But it seems transmission isn't able to save its files there, it gets a permission denied.

How could I solve that?


Installation and Upgrades / How to upgrade ??
« on: September 15, 2012, 12:03:48 am »

I've searched but could not find it. Even in the installation guide, it is not there.

How to upgrade to 3.0 from the previous stable release ??


It is working in fact. Had to reboot a switch ...


I have setup a Wan failover to a 3G Network, using an old Android phone, sharing connection over USB (which appear as an ub0 interface).
My setup is as follow:

- the adsl router ( serving a DMZ (
- in that DMZ I have a Zentyal server using the ADSL router as gateway (with a failover to the usb0 interface)
- behind the Zentyal server, I have my local network

When the Zentyal server fails over the ub0 interface, I have Internet access over 3G for my internal network, but I can't access the DMZ anymore (

How can I fix that ?


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