Tiger and Samba

ZildjianKX

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Anyone notice that Samba changed quite a bit between 10.3.9 and 10.4?

Whenever I try to connect to the active directory share on our win2K server, I get:

The Finder cannot copmplete the operation because some data in "smb://serveraddress" could not be read or written.
(Error code -36).

Works perfect on every Panther machine though. Any thoughts?
 

ZildjianKX

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edesignuk said:
I'm connecting to my Win2003 server with no problems from Tiger :confused:
Damn, I'm jealous... you didn't have to do any special configuration? Nothing with the Directory Access app?
 

ZildjianKX

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Thanks for the reply.

I finally found a solution after working on this for two hours...

Adding the server by IP to the /etc/hosts file and giving it a nickname for some reason allowed me to connect to it... even though I was unable to connect to it by IP address before. Weird. So now when I do smb://nickname it works, but smb://IP doesn't.

Least it works :)
 

daveL

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ZildjianKX said:
Thanks for the reply.

I finally found a solution after working on this for two hours...

Adding the server by IP to the /etc/hosts file and giving it a nickname for some reason allowed me to connect to it... even though I was unable to connect to it by IP address before. Weird. So now when I do smb://nickname it works, but smb://IP doesn't.

Least it works :)
Sounds as though Tiger wanted to do a reverse lookup on the IP address?
 

edesignuk

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That would maybe explain why I had no problem - I have a local DNS server with forward/reverse lookups, DHCP registers the host in DNS automatically, so my Mac would have been able to perform the lookup with no problem.
 

ZildjianKX

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Hopefully this thread will be able to help some people down the road, amazing how frustrating it can be.
 

Analog Kid

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Funny, that sounds like the problem that was plaguing me in Panther-- which went away with Tiger...

I found I had to connect to the share directly, not to the server--
smb://server.domain.abc/share

I wonder if that's just a config getting corrupt. My Tiger install was a full erase and install...
 

NuPowerbook

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Whenever I try to connect to a SAMBA share with Tiger, the server sends a message complaining about a wrong username or password, but I am 10000% sure my name and password are corrent because in Panther I used them with no problem, and I use that same name and password for various other things (it's a school SAMBA server, so it uses the same name and password for many things).
 

ZildjianKX

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NuPowerbook said:
Whenever I try to connect to a SAMBA share with Tiger, the server sends a message complaining about a wrong username or password, but I am 10000% sure my name and password are corrent because in Panther I used them with no problem, and I use that same name and password for various other things (it's a school SAMBA server, so it uses the same name and password for many things).
Kind of a belated response, but double check them on a PC or Virtual PC... and try 10.4.1 now that it is out (which still doesn't fix my above problem, still have to edit the hosts file).
 
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