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Thread: HELP HELP with SAMBA and OS X - HELP HELP

  1. #1
    Chris NNTP User

    Default HELP HELP with SAMBA and OS X - HELP HELP

    Hi all: I need some major help. I just upgraded my home
    server to 11.2 and reformatted all partitions to ext4.
    Reinstalled SAMBA, avahi, all the other stuff. But now my
    mac can't save files to my SAMBA server. It is the exact
    configuration as my 11.1 setup (using the same smb.conf
    file). I receive a permissions error on my mac client.
    Tried adding force user, directory mode and other
    permission-related directives to SAMBA without success. My
    windows machine works file with the server.

    I have never before had a problem with my macs (running
    10.6.2) saving data to my opensuse server. I even reinstall
    11.1 but it still is broken (how it worked prior to the
    upgrade is beyond me).

    I have read many postings on other sites indicating OS X
    10.6.x having issues with SAMBA. Has anyone had a similar
    problem? How did you solve it?

    Thanks, Chris.



  2. #2
    Chris NNTP User

    Default Re: HELP HELP with SAMBA and OS X - HELP HELP

    I think I have this one figured out. In testing here at work
    where I can test against Windows and SLES servers I
    discovered that the presence of ANY files beginning with "."
    will cause the copy job to fail. Since these files are
    hidden I used terminal plus the "ls -la" to verify. The main
    culprits are the files .DS_Store and mac HPF file resource
    files starting with "._". Both file types are not needed or
    will be rebuilt by OS X when needed.

    TO terminate these files I used terminal and run the
    following command:

    find <path> -iname ".DS*" -print -delete

    The above command will traverse your directory structure
    removing all files starting with .DS If you just want to see
    the files before deleting omit and "-delete" command. Repeat
    using "._*" to kill the resource fork files. There may still
    be some other files present so some trial and error may be
    needed.

    Since I am just a hack IT guy, use the above will care.




    >>> On 12/3/2009 at 10:16 AM, in message

    <4B178FE0.CE15.0032.0@N0_$pam.vrapc.com>,
    Chris<cmosentine@N0_$pam.vrapc.com> wrote:
    > Hi all: I need some major help. I just upgraded my home
    > server to 11.2 and reformatted all partitions to ext4.
    > Reinstalled SAMBA, avahi, all the other stuff. But now
    > my
    > mac can't save files to my SAMBA server. It is the
    > exact
    > configuration as my 11.1 setup (using the same smb.conf
    > file). I receive a permissions error on my mac client.
    > Tried adding force user, directory mode and other
    > permission-related directives to SAMBA without success.
    > My
    > windows machine works file with the server.
    >
    > I have never before had a problem with my macs (running
    > 10.6.2) saving data to my opensuse server. I even
    > reinstall
    > 11.1 but it still is broken (how it worked prior to the
    > upgrade is beyond me).
    >
    > I have read many postings on other sites indicating OS X
    > 10.6.x having issues with SAMBA. Has anyone had a
    > similar
    > problem? How did you solve it?
    >
    > Thanks, Chris.


  3. #3
    Chris NNTP User

    Default Re: HELP HELP with SAMBA and OS X - HELP HELP

    Alas my fix only prtially solved my issues. I am still
    having severe permission issues from my mac client into
    samba. Does anyone have a good working smb.conf file?



    >>> On 12/3/2009 at 2:15 PM, in message

    <4B17C81A.CE15.0032.0@N0_$pam.vrapc.com>,
    Chris<cmosentine@N0_$pam.vrapc.com> wrote:
    > I think I have this one figured out. In testing here at
    > work
    > where I can test against Windows and SLES servers I
    > discovered that the presence of ANY files beginning with
    > "."
    > will cause the copy job to fail. Since these files are
    > hidden I used terminal plus the "ls -la" to verify. The
    > main
    > culprits are the files .DS_Store and mac HPF file
    > resource
    > files starting with "._". Both file types are not needed
    > or
    > will be rebuilt by OS X when needed.
    >
    > TO terminate these files I used terminal and run the
    > following command:
    >
    > find <path> -iname ".DS*" -print -delete
    >
    > The above command will traverse your directory structure
    > removing all files starting with .DS If you just want to
    > see
    > the files before deleting omit and "-delete" command.
    > Repeat
    > using "._*" to kill the resource fork files. There may
    > still
    > be some other files present so some trial and error may
    > be
    > needed.
    >
    > Since I am just a hack IT guy, use the above will care.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >>>> On 12/3/2009 at 10:16 AM, in message

    > <4B178FE0.CE15.0032.0@N0_$pam.vrapc.com>,
    > Chris<cmosentine@N0_$pam.vrapc.com> wrote:
    >> Hi all: I need some major help. I just upgraded my

    > home
    >> server to 11.2 and reformatted all partitions to ext4.
    >> Reinstalled SAMBA, avahi, all the other stuff. But now
    >> my
    >> mac can't save files to my SAMBA server. It is the
    >> exact
    >> configuration as my 11.1 setup (using the same smb.conf
    >> file). I receive a permissions error on my mac client.
    >> Tried adding force user, directory mode and other
    >> permission-related directives to SAMBA without success.


    >> My
    >> windows machine works file with the server.
    >>
    >> I have never before had a problem with my macs (running
    >> 10.6.2) saving data to my opensuse server. I even
    >> reinstall
    >> 11.1 but it still is broken (how it worked prior to the
    >> upgrade is beyond me).
    >>
    >> I have read many postings on other sites indicating OS X
    >> 10.6.x having issues with SAMBA. Has anyone had a
    >> similar
    >> problem? How did you solve it?
    >>
    >> Thanks, Chris.


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