Weird error from Mac on connecting to Samba: The folder "blah" can't be opened because shutup

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Sat Aug 18 01:10:57 UTC 2018

On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 4:26 PM, Christof Schmitt <cs at> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 04:15:50PM -0700, Jeremy Allison via samba-technical wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 04:03:18PM -0700, Richard Sharpe via samba-technical wrote:
>> > Hi folks,
>> >
>> > I am getting the following error when connecting to a share on a Samba
>> > 4.7.1 system (without the Mac Spotlight VFS etc):
>> >
>> > 'The folder "blah" can't be opened because you don't have permissions
>> > to see it's contents."
>> >
>> > However, there are no SMB requests showing ACCESS DENIED.
>> >
>> > I do see a lot of attempts to open files like ._? and .Spotlight-V100
>> > and so forth, none of which exist, and I see an FSCTL to
>> > SRV_REQUEST_RESUME_KEY which returns an internal error.
>> >
>> > Can anyone say what is going on and how to prevent such errors?
>> Are you loading the vfs_fruit module ? Do you get these
>> errors with that loaded ?
> RESUME_KEY returning INTERNAL_ERROR could also be caused by the
> time_audit bug. Fixed in


The problem is that Mac OS X is very sensitive to the response to MXAC.

Windows is not so sensitive to it.

I had a change that made MXAC result in very few permissions, like
only Synchronize and Read Attributes, and the Mac did not like that.

Richard Sharpe

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