[Samba] Samba3 and OS X 10.4.6

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat May 13 14:11:15 GMT 2006

On Sat, 2006-05-13 at 07:22 -0400, andy liebman wrote:
> john at johnarends.com wrote:
> > I have sort of an odd problem that I'm hoping someone can shed a light on.
> > 
> > I brought up a brand new Fedora Core 4 box using the default 
> > installation of Samba. The only change I made to smb.conf was to turn on 
> > encrypting passwords, and then did an smbpasswd -a for my user account 
> > and set a password.
> > 
> > Using Windows XP, or OS X 10.3.9, I can connect to smb://server and be 
> > asked to authenticate, and then get a list of shares.
> > 
> > With 10.4.6 (I tried several machines) when trying to connect to 
> > smb://server rather than giving me a list of shares or trying to get me 
> > to authenticate, the progress bar on the connect to server dialog 
> > "shimmers" basically forever.
> > 
> > Using 10.4.6 I can connect to specific shares using smb://server/share 
> > without any problem. It only sits there when I do not specify a share.
> > 
> > Using the same 10.4.6 machine, I can connect to a machine running 
> > Win2003 server just fine using smb://server.
> > 
> > So basically this problem only exists when I use Tiger to connect to a 
> > Samba server.
> > 
> > Has anyone heard about this? Any ideas?
> Fedora Core 4 comes with Samba 3.0.14 (or 14a) if I am not mistaken. 
> There was a change in that particular Samba version that created "show 
> stopper" issues connecting and authenticating from OS X Tiger versions. 
> The issues were resolved with Samba 3.0.20. I suggest that you upgrade 
> to Samba 3.0.22 or go backwards to 3.0.13 if you can find an rpm.
> Personally, I still find 3.0.13 to be the most stable and trouble-free 
> of all of the Samba versions I have used with OS X.
FWIW - Rex Dieter keeps a current compatible release of samba in
kde-redhat repo which is available for Fedora and for RHEL. Thus if you
add the kde-redhat repo to Fedora Core 4 and yum update, you will get
the latest release.



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