[Samba] Extended attributes not working on mac

Martin Steiner / 3MF GmbH martin.steiner at 3mf-media.de
Sat Jun 6 22:15:13 UTC 2020

After reconnecting to the share the comments are gone away. So the data was just
in the cache on my mac before. I’ll install samba on a new debian distro tomorrow.
Let’s see if the problem persists.


> Am 05.06.2020 um 13:44 schrieb Ralph Boehme <slow at samba.org>:
> Am 6/5/20 um 1:37 PM schrieb Martin Steiner / 3MF GmbH:
>> as i can see from the log files it is reading 60 bytes from the extended attributes but not from any other than DosStream.AFP_AfpInfo.
>> All of the .com.apple.* attributes, especially DosStream.com.apple.metadata:_kMDItemUserTags are missing when listing the directory. 
>> And again - it tries to access a dotbar file which cannot exist with these settings.
> sure it can exist, for an optional resource fork.
>> BTW, accessing kMDItemFinderComment works without any issue - i can write and read my comments from finder.
> Strange.
> -slow
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