[Samba] Issues configuring Samba

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Jun 6 11:13:16 UTC 2022

On Mon, 2022-06-06 at 10:51 +0000, Andy Pont via samba wrote:
> Hello!
> I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to track down an issue with my
> Samba 
> configuration and in the process I have created another issue!
> To try and resolve the original issue I upgraded Samba on my Debian
> 11.3 
> server from version 4.13.13 to 4.16.1 using the package available in 
> bullseye-backports.  Having done that, the home directories are not 
> visible when browsing the server from either Finder on macOS or
> Windows 
> Explorer.  The configuration for [homes] is:
> [homes]
>          comment = Users Home Directory
>          browseable = no
>          valid users = %S
>          read only = no
>          acl allow execute always = true
> If I add the user name to the global “preload” option then the home 
> directory is visible.  If I change the value of “browseable” option 
> under [homes] then I get my home directory shared as “homes”.   The 
> smb.conf file, on this server, is one that has evolved from when the 
> previous incarnation of the server was originally installed
> (probably 
> back in Debian 8 or 9 days).  Is there some configuration option
> that 
> has changed or needs setting to make home directories visible as
> they 
> were before?
> The actual issue I am trying to resolve is slightly bizarre.  When I
> run 
> Eclipse based IDEs under macOS (latest Monteray) to access a
> workspace 
> on a Samba share the IDE will completely lock up either when saving
> a 
> file or when it writes the workspace, etc. on exit.  It won’t 
> necessarily do it every file save, sometimes it will work OK for a
> few 
> saves before it locks up.  The same IDEs are fine working with 
> workspaces on the local hard drive.
> Using the Force Quit option in macOS will close the IDE but doesn’t
> seem 
> to clean everything up properly as the only way to re-open the IDE
> and 
> the workspace on the share is to do a full reboot of macOS.
> Any guidance would be much appreciated.
> -Andy.

Please post the output of 'testparm -s', so we can see just how you are
running Samba.


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