[Samba] Snow Leopard and Samba
jra at samba.org
Tue Apr 20 14:55:47 MDT 2010
On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 04:49:19PM -0400, Gary Dale wrote:
> jjrowan 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)?
> With respect to Mr. Allison, figuring out what changed isn't always
> simple. Sometimes it can be something that is only peripherally
> connected to Samba, such as a DNS server upgrade.
Sorry, it was a snarky comment and I apologise. I'd just had to talk
my brother through a similar "it's all broken and *nothing* changed"
tech problem over the phone :-).
> In general, the Unix permissions need to be permissive enough to allow
> Samba to control the access. You may also want to check that the users
> are actually logging on. Try checking the Samba logs to see if there is
> a problem being reported. If that doesn't work, set the Samba loglevel
> to 10, restart Samba and try again.
Good advice, and getting debug level 10 logs will definitely isolate
the problem, if you can interpret them.
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