10.8.5 SMBUp Issues

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  1. MagnusVonMagnum, Sep 16, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013

    MagnusVonMagnum macrumors 601

    MagnusVonMagnum

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    Has anyone else noticed problems with Samba via SMBUp after the 10.8.5 update? XBMC on two different AppleTV units both now give a lot of "Operation Timed Out" and "Could not connect to remote share" errors since the update here. Trying to load the directory again gets the correct result, but this error seems to come up often now. I used to only get that error when my external media drive was asleep. Now I get it for no apparent reason since 10.8.5 was installed. I also seem to get more "buffering" glitches than before like the information isn't being sent in a timely manner to the unit.

    I've just re-installed SMBUp and I'll continue to monitor whether anything improved or not, but I'm under the impression 10.8.5 screwed something up (10.8.2 - 10.8.4 still behaved fine with it).

    I have no idea whether the SMB2 support in Mavericks will work with XBMC or not. Somehow, I doubt it. It's a shame networking seems to be getting worse over time. Progress should not mean BREAKING everything that came before, but that seems par for the course anymore. They remove legacy support that works and the replacement doesn't work right.... (sigh). Otherwise, I wouldn't need SMBUp in the first place.

    Edit:

    So far, it looks like re-installing SMBUp has gotten rid of the lag, but it's pretty early to be sure.
     
  2. MagnusVonMagnum thread starter macrumors 601

    MagnusVonMagnum

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    Re-installing definitely fixed it for 10.8.5 and now 10.9 does work with my AppleTV running XBMC Eden with SMBUp still installed, but I thought I'd try using Mavericks own SMB2 support and thus far I can't get it to even connect without SMBUp running (i.e. in Mountain Lion it would typically connect, but it wouldn't work long without crashing or something whereas SMBUp fixed that).
     
  3. Spooksta macrumors newbie

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    does anyone know if Maverick sorts out the SMBup issue?
     
  4. MagnusVonMagnum thread starter macrumors 601

    MagnusVonMagnum

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    I get a "broken pipe" error if I try to use XBMC Eden on my Gen1 AppleTV with Mavericks as the server (That is the last version that still works on my Gen 1 AppleTV units without having to use a USB flash drive to boot the thing or face losing my AppleTV Software on the main unit since anything beyond Eden requires LINUX on AppleTV Gen1 to function and it replaces the entire OS). Newer versions of XBMC might work with Mavericks (although I've read some reports that you need a nightly version of XBMC to use it ON Mavericks period. I just tried it and "Eden" still works in Mavericks. My copy of Frodo, however DOES *NOT* work)

    In other words, as far as I can tell, you still need SMBUp to use XBMC Eden from a remote device to talk to Mavericks with the SMB protocol. Given Apple is moving to replace AFP with SMB2, I can't say this is a great situation since you can only run one or the other (i.e. Samba3 from SMBUp or SMB2 from Apple), not both at the same time. I'm thinking I might be better off setting up NFS to use with XBMC so I can keep SMB2 enabled for newer hardware.
     
  5. Spooksta macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. I can get streeming to my WDTV and my Oppo Bluray but not to my PS3. That's using the unofficial SMBup fix that's about.
    Hopped Maverik would just work with out the fix. I'll hold off upgrading for now.
     

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