[Samba] Snow Leopard and Samba

Robert LeBlanc robert at leblancnet.us
Tue Apr 20 13:51:29 MDT 2010

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 12:22 PM, jjrowan <samba at rownetco.com> wrote:

> A customer has an expanding number of Mac computers.  Last Friday and
> existing machine started having problems writing files to a Samba share on a
> CentOS 5.x server.  They had no problems prior to Friday.  They are getting
> permission failure errors in creating files and folders.  I made the sare
> owned by the user and group with group write enabled.  Even with him as the
> owner he can not write to the share.  I stopped / started Samba, same
> problem.  I had him reconnect, same problem.  Even had him reboot his Mac
> but problem persists.  I ran Wireshark traces but the session generates 30
> to 40 thousand packets and I am unable to find the packets that might
> pinpoint why he now has problems writing to the server.   I just ran a yum
> update of the CentOS server and it downloaded samba-common-3.0.33-3.15.  I
> don't know if this release fixes my problem.  Has anyone else had problems
> with OS/X writing to a Samba share AFTER it's been working for for a while
> (in my case 2 months)?
> For us, the fix was to add "unix extensions = no" in the global section.

Robert LeBlanc
Life Sciences & Undergraduate Education Computer Support
Brigham Young University

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