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Odd OS X Samba to Linux issue and workaround Network
For many weeks here at work, I had not been able to connect to a sharepoint on our linux server. There are 2 shares defined on the server, and their setups are identical in the smb.conf. the first share, "Our_Share" is the troublesome one. The second share, "Utilities," was perfectly accessible. I tried different ways of accessing the shares, but couldn't get to "Our_Share" no matter what I tried. I always got error -43 "The operation could not be completed because one or more items could not be found."

On a whim, I tried this: I used the "Connect to Server" option in the Finder, , but with the full pathname to the share (previously, I either browsed or just used the machine name), rather than selecting the share from the dropdown list when connecting to the server. This worked. I can now access both shares successfully. I'm still wondering why this happens, and if anyone has any info relating to this apparent bug.
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Odd OS X Samba to Linux issue and workaround
Authored by: KonradK on Jun 09, '04 01:13:25PM

I had a similar problem after upgrading from DAVE 5.0 to version 5.0.1 runing OS 10.3.3. Before the upgrade I could connect without problem to a Linux file server using an alias defined in my /etc/hosts file. After the upgrade, I could not connect, but when I replaced the alias with the full path name in the server address window, I could again connect without problem. In contrast, Windows file server aliases still work after the upgrade.

After the upgrade I contacted Thursby to report the problem and they replied with a few suggestions that did not help. I then found the simple work around and reported this to Thursby, but they have so far not responded to my last message.



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Odd OS X Samba to Linux issue and workaround
Authored by: malfunction54 on Jun 09, '04 10:48:10PM

Yes, I found very little of help, even googling for "error -43" :(



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Odd OS X Samba to Linux issue and workaround
Authored by: tupholme on Jun 09, '04 01:29:26PM

I've had the same sort of problems since upgrading to Panther - Jaguar was fine (albeit poor at SMB networking in other ways). In my case, we're also running netatalk on the Linux servers, and I thought the issue could be something to do with the shares having the same names via both SMB and AFP. Is that a feature of your installation?


Jeff



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Odd OS X Samba to Linux issue and workaround
Authored by: malfunction54 on Jun 09, '04 10:52:08PM

Nope, our environment is purely SMB with a bunch of XP boxes and my lone powerbook. So far, the only thing I can't do in my office (besides use the windows-based compilers) is read encrypted MS Office docs. OpenOffice can't do the encryption :(



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Odd OS X Samba to Linux issue and workaround
Authored by: nosaj56 on Jun 09, '04 01:53:55PM

I bet you it is because of the underscore "_".



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Odd OS X Samba to Linux issue and workaround
Authored by: malfunction54 on Jun 09, '04 10:54:46PM

I thought the same thing. However, I couldn't find anything to substantiate the claim. Do you have any evidence, or is that just a suspicion? I'm really intrigued by this whole thing.



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Lose the underscore
Authored by: bones on Nov 21, '04 10:57:56AM

Yep, it's the underscore creating the problem.



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