[Samba] Mac OS & Folder Timestamps

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Jun 30 07:21:24 UTC 2019

On 29/06/2019 19:38, David Corrigan via samba wrote:
> So this issue might not strictly a Samba problem, but it happens to be
> where I found the issue and maybe there's a solution in the server or
> someone who's familiar with the problem. Basically I'm using a Pi as a
> small nas. I have a folder /media/ and a script that mounts usb drives
> there automatically. So I shared /media/ with smb.conf. Windows & Linux had
> no issue accessing the data, but Mac couldn't navigate into the folders
> that had drives mounted on them. For example '/mnt/usb drive' wouldn't
> work. I'd click the folder and it'd say "The folder can't be opened because
> you don't have permission to view it's contents". Finally opened Wireshark
> to see what the difference was between the folder with a drive mounted and
> a normal folder that I made with mkdir. Apparently all the timestamp
> information is set to 0 on the mount point folders and Mac OS just assumes
> a 0 time means it doesn't have permission to browse the folder. I manually
> set the time on the folder with touch -t and suddenly my Mac can browse
> those folders. Not sure what the proper or permanent solution is, but it's
> not an issue I would've guessed. Is the case of zeroed timestamps covered
> as a special case in any Samba specs or code? Maybe I just have to have the
> mount script touch the time on those folders, possibly after the drive has
> been mounted. I haven't determined exactly why the timestamps on those
> folders are 0 to begin with.
> Thanks,
> David

known problem: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13999


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