[Samba] Can't connect to my NAS after samba 4 update

Tiemen Ruiten tiemen at dgr.am
Thu Dec 19 02:55:22 MST 2013

On 12/19/13 01:13, Richard llom wrote:
> Tiemen Ruiten wrote:
>> Again, first hit for 'buffalo linkstation samba version':
>> http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Samba_-_a_Windows-readable_file_share
>> Down at the end of that page, you'll find this link:
>> http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/FAQ#What_version_of_Samba_does_the_stock_LinkStation_come_with.3F_Netatalk.3F_thttpd.3F_WU-FTPD.3F_ProFTPD.3F
> Uhmm, oops ... Totally didn't thought of this. Never expected my linkstation 
> to run on linux, seems like I missed something.
> So according to the wiki, the samba version is:
> Samba 2.2.8a-ja-1.1-beta5
> Which then indeed leads to the redhat bug.
> Good in a sense that I'm not alone, bad in the sense that this can't be 
> fixed easily... :-/
> So I'll watch this bug.

Well, the page I linked to is part of a site dedicated to hacking the
Buffalo Linkstation. From a quick look at the frontpage, it appears to
be possible to flash the firmware:

"This community-driven site is geared towards Buffalo Technology/Melco's
amazing Network-attached storage (NAS) devices called the Linkstation,
Kurobox and Terastation. Notice that this page is totally unrelated to
the producer. There are currently several models available, so click on
the links on the right to find out which variant you have.
There are several custom firmwares such as Debian, Gentoo, Foonas, and
Openlink that will give you unix shell access to your device."

That should come with a newer version of samba.
Sounds better to me than waiting for someone else to fix that issue.

> Tiemen, thanks a lot for your research! (Should really have come up with 
> this my self! :-[ )
> richard
>> On 19-12-13 00:07, Richard llom wrote:
>>> Tiemen Ruiten wrote:
>>>> Do you know the samba version on your NAS? You might be running into
>>>> this bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=905996
>>> My NAS is actually a commercial product (Buffalo Linkstation). I doubt
>>> they are running SAMBA on it. But if they do, they didn't deliver license
>>> file with it! :-)
>>>> (BTW, first hit on google for 'Conversion error: Incomplete multibyte
>>> I tried searching, too. But didn't come up with anything which seems
>>> related.

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