[Samba] OS/2 Warp 4 Access Issues

Michael Powell mlp at fewpb.net
Thu Jul 5 20:38:10 GMT 2007

OK, here are the versions:

OS/2 Warp 4.50
Debian Etch
Samba 3.0.24-6etch4
linux kernel 2.6.18

I actually started having problems before upgrading to etch.  Then, I was on a 
2.4 kernel, and had upgraded to what was then the latest security fix for
samba for the debian "stable" version previous to etch.  I was hoping that
upgrading to etch might fix the problem, but it did not.  FWIW, I did a 
"clean" upgrade to etch, using the netinstall CD, so all of the previous
binaries and config files were over-written (nothing left behind to cause

As for the problem... on the OS/2 box, the shares on the debian box are 
displayed (just as the shares on the Win9x box are), but when I "click" on
any of the debian shares, OS/2 reports that "No objects were found that
match the specified find criteria."  So, none of the files that reside
in the shared folders are displayed.  It is as if the shares have no files
in them (but they do!).

OS/2 does appear to access the "PDF Printer" share OK, and acts as
though it is printing to it, but I have no idea where the PDF files that
it is "printing" are being saved.  ;-)  It cannot access any of the
disk shares.

Here is the smb.conf config file (with certain bits replaced with 'X'):

netbios name = XXXXXX
server string = debian
workgroup = XXXXXX
hosts allow = 127. 192.168.X.
#printcap name = /etc/printcap
printcap name = cups
load printers = yes
printing = cups
cups options = raw
guest account = smbguest
log file = /var/log/samba/samba.log
max log size = 1000
security = user
username level = 8
password level = 8
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g sambamachines -c 'Samba Machine Account' -s /dev/null -M '%u'
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
encrypt passwords = yes
unix password sync = no
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd '%u'
passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*\n
null passwords = no
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
interfaces = 192.168.X.X
remote browse sync = 192.168.X.255
remote announce = 192.168.X.255
local master = no
os level = 33
domain master = no
preferred master = no
time server = no
domain logons = no
logon drive = m:
logon home = \\%L\homes\%u
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%u
logon script = %G.bat
name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast
wins support = no
msdfs root = yes

wins proxy = no
dns proxy = no
preserve case = no
winbind use default domain = yes
idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
template shell = /dev/null

comment = Home Directories
path = /home
read only = no
available = yes
browseable = yes
writable = yes
guest ok = no
public = no
printable = no
share modes = no
locking = no

comment = Network Logon Service
path = /home/netlogon
read only = no
available = yes
browseable = yes
writable = no
guest ok = no
public = no
printable = no
share modes = no
locking = no

Thanks for your assistance!

On Sat, 30 Jun 2007 17:33:51 -0400
Felix Miata <mrmazda at ij.net> wrote:

> Problems between OS/2 and Samba have been the rule rather than the
> exception since Samba 3 replaced Samba 2. Most issues are resolved in
> the latest versions, but to really be able to help you'll probably need
> to provide more information on your versions, kernel, Debian and Samba,
> plus Samba configuration.
> My SUSE box is running 3.0.26pre1 compiled from SVN plus a recompiled
> kernel that includes SMBFS, as CIFS remains broken for use with OS/2. I
> stay out of trouble by mounting all OS/2 shares ro, and using only OS/2
> to move or copy files from Samba shares to OS/2.
> -- 
> "Respect everyone."	I Peter 2:17 NIV
>  Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409
> Felix Miata  ***  http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/
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