[Samba] Need a little help with Samba 3.5.5 on FreeNAS 7.2.5543

Steve B steveb7 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 17:19:00 MST 2010

Good afternoon all. I have an odd problem that has me stumped and I'm hoping
someone here may be able to help. Recently I switched from a Gentoo Linux
based OS to FreeNAS. The version of Samba running on FreeNAS is 3.5.5 (and
was the same under Linux). I mainly use my FreeNAS/Samba box to share MP3
files to an Audiotron. One of the files is the Turtle Beach radio file,
radio_tr.txt. When I was using Linux the Audiotron had no trouble reading
and providing it the list of my favorite Internet radio stations. However
under FreeNAS it is not read correctly. I think the Audiotron can see the
file since it reports "no stations found" as though the file were empty. All
the MP3 files in the same directory are recognized and playable. All of the
files in the directory have permissions of 777. Listed below is the results
of "ls turtle_tr.txt -alh" and the contents of my smb.conf file. If someone
here could shed some light on why the file is not getting read that would be
greatly appreaciated. If there is a fellow Audiotron owner on the list with
a similar setup I would be eager to hear if you have Turtle Radio working
and if so, how.

-rwxrwxrwx  1 ftp   wheel   3.5K Sep  6 15:45 radio_tr.txt

My smb.conf file is:

#max protocol = smb2
encrypt passwords = yes
netbios name = nas1
workgroup = home
server string = FreeNAS Server
security = share
dns proxy = no
# Settings to enhance performance:
use sendfile = yes
strict locking = no
read raw = yes
write raw = yes
oplocks = yes
max xmit = 65535
deadtime = 15
getwd cache = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=64240 SO_RCVBUF=64240
# End of performance section
unix charset = UTF-8
store dos attributes = yes
local master = yes
time server = no
guest account = ftp
display charset = LOCALE
max log size = 10
syslog only = yes
syslog = 1
load printers = no
printing = bsd
printcap name = /dev/null
disable spoolss = yes
log level = 1
dos charset = CP437
smb passwd file = /var/etc/private/smbpasswd
private dir = /var/etc/private
passdb backend = tdbsam
create mask = 0666
directory mask = 0777
force user = ftp
force group = ftp
aio read size = 1
aio write size = 1

comment = MP3 share to Audiotron
path = /mnt/media/music/
writeable = yes
printable = no
veto files = /.snap/
hide dot files = no
guest ok = yes
force directory mode = 0777
force create mode = 0777
force group = nobody
force user = nobody

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