Mac Dave 2.1 and Samba 2.0.0/2.1-pre-alpha don't communicate

Nick R. Rosier rosierni at
Sat Feb 13 21:14:37 GMT 1999


we had a simular problem and this helped (no need to patch Dave):

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> "Christopher N. Deckard" <cnd at> writes:
> >I just got samba 2 working with the PDC.  All of our NT and 98 clients
> >can connect and see the shares and the files.  The problem is our Mac
> >clients cannot.  Dave can see the Shares of the samba server, but when
> >it mounts the share it cannot see any files.  It reports 0 files and 0Kb
> >of space taken up.  Is this a Samba config problem or is it Dave's
> >fault.  We are using version 2.1 of Dave on Mac OS 8.5.  Samba is
> >version 2.0.0 on Solaris 2.6.  Encrypted passwords are on.  Also a WINS
> >server is configured.
> There is a patch for this on the Thursby site. The problem
> is that Samba reports a filesystem type of NTFS and Dave
> expects to be able to use stream files. You can either
> download the patch from Thursby, or add the line
> fstype = Samba
> to the [global] section of your smb.conf.
> Hope this helps,
>         Jeremy Allison,
>         Samba Team.


Bill Nugent wrote:

> Howdy,
> I noticed a few posts on this in the Samba archives, I bumped into this
> today and got a little futher than the other folks appeared to.  Dave is
> able to do things expect it doesn't realize it so it gives error messages.
> Here are the details:  Domain logins work. When you open up the share you
> see an empty folder with 0K on disk and 0K available.  You can not copy a
> file to the share.  You can create a new folder but Dave gives an error
> message.  The folder is called "untitled folder" as it should be.
> Looking at log level 4 everything appears to work correctly on the Samba
> end from what I can tell.
> If you try to create another new folder this is created and called
> "untitled folder 2" but again Dave doesn't know it.  Looking at the log
> Dave queries if  "untitled folder" exists (it does), then it queries if
> "untitled folder 2" exists (it doesn't), Dave then asks for the directory
> to be made and it is but again Dave treats it as an error condition.
> Dave was also successful at creating an empty Desktop file (0K) and it
> created the DesktopFolderDB directory with an empty Desktop_DF file in it.
> I can send Samba traces if anyone is interested in trying to puzzle this
> out because this is beyond my knowledge level of Samba and free time.
>         TIA,
>         Bill

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