[Samba] Mac OS X and Samba Shares

Jeff Yana 240vac at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 18 20:35:05 GMT 2006

Dear list-

On Mac OS X Samba clients (10.3, 10.4) I have recently experienced the 
following behaviour: users would not be able to write to assigned Samba 
shares UNLESS tha Global parameter "Max Disk Size = xxxxxx" is set in 
the Samba server's config file. I first discovered this issue while 
setting up a Linux server using the 2.4 kernel and version 3.0 of Samba. 
Without setting this, the Macs are not able to write to it since the 
share shows that 0 space is left on the share. Setting the parameter 
value to anything short of 1TB fixes the problem, but I cannot set it to 
anything larger than a single TB as the same problem will return.

Additionally, I recently brought a OS X Server machine on line for a 
client (using the default settings) and things were going like 
gangbusters, for a while, then the same problem appeared on the OS X 
clients. I added the global parameter listed above and it sort of fixed 
the problem - users can write now but do not see correct disk size and 
space availability (because of the single TB parameter limitation).

Does anyone on this list have any thoughts about this?

Thank you in advance.

Jeff Yana

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