Where are 10.7 Lion SMBX log files?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by RogerPham, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. RogerPham macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    Does anybody know where the new Apple implementation of SMBX log its transactions? We are in the process of debugging why Lion would not let Linux mount its shared partitions but the message from the Linux side is very terse.

    mount error(22): Invalid argument
    Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount cifs)

    We were hoping that by looking at SMBX log files may offer more into the insight on what's going on the server side of file sharing.
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    SMBX? Do you mean Samba? If so, it's my understanding that Apple has gone to its own Windows file sharing software, so you won't find the old smbd/nmbd logs.
  3. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2010
    He is talking about Linux.. so...
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    SMBX is Apple's SMB implementation, but I'm not sure where the log files are located. The system log is not being much help for you. Can you set SMBX to verbose and get more info in the system log?
  5. RogerPham thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    Thanks for all the replies. After some googling I believe it's in the console log (hopefully).
  6. boilingpoint, Jun 8, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011

    boilingpoint macrumors member

    May 18, 2011
    Hi, RogerPham,

    Run 'man smbd' in Terminal.

    Please try debugging using these commands:
    Using above commands, I can get the below log for 5 times Linux mounting trial.
    And, here is for Mac OS X 10.5 mounting trial.
    I hope it helps.
  7. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

    Mattie Num Nums

    Mar 5, 2009
    I know this is an old thread but I figured that I'd throw in some 2 cents.

    SMBX is Apples on proprietary implementation of SMB. Apple is ditching Samba for an inhouse solution, SMBX. It isn't available anywhere but Lion so far. This is all pure speculation of course ;)
  8. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    I'm sure the OP knew this because that is what he was asking for, the SMBX log files ;)

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