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10.5: A workaround for -43 error mounting SMB shares Network
After upgrading to Leopard, I found I was unable to mount any of the shares on my Linux file server, getting the following error:
The operation cannot be completed because one or more required items cannot be found.
(Error code -43)
At first I thought this was because of the security configuration I was using on the file server, or perhaps because Leopard had changed the type of authentication method it was expecing from an SMB file server (NTLMv2 for example). It turns out it was a lot simpler -- it was because all of the shares on the file server were set as non-browseable (Browseable = No in /etc/smb.conf. Changing at least one share to be browseable corrected the issue and let me connect to the file server and mount the shares available, regardless of if they were set as Browseable or not.

It should be noted that if you connect to any windows servers, then you will not notice this issue as the default shares for drives (c$, d$, etc) are browseable, but most SMB client implementations will 'hide' them from the end user.

You can see this by connecting to list the file shares of a windows system in Terminal.app:
$ smbclient -U Administrator -L windows_server_hostname
Password: 
Domain=[DOMAIN] OS=[Windows Server 2003 3790 Service Pack 2] Server=[Windows Server 2003 5.2]

	Sharename       Type      Comment
	---------       ----      -------
	C$              Disk      Default share
	IPC$            IPC       Remote IPC
	ADMIN$          Disk      Remote Admin
.....
If you simply used Command-K in the Finder and entered smb://windows_server_hostname/, you wouldn't see any of those shares in the dialog that pops up.
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10.5: A workaround for -43 error mounting SMB shares
Authored by: dbs on Nov 26, '07 08:36:40AM

This also causes problems with explicitly hidden shares. I have a NAS with a share at:

smb://server.ip/hidden$

I can connect by using Connect To Server... and entering that URL, but it does NOT show up in the Finder sidebar. The server (server.ip) shows up but it doesn't list any shares. To access the volume I either have to manually go to /Volumes/hidden$ or tell the finder to show all volumes on the desktop.



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Is there a way to correct a similar AFP problem?
Authored by: sigalakos on Nov 26, '07 11:32:54AM

I have a similar problem with a mac not listing the hard drives (internals and externals), through shared sidebar, when connected as an admin. I think the problem started when after a restart, an external drive got renamed from "Seven" to "Seven 1" for no reason and "Seven" was made into a folder in /Volumes. No matter what I do (I deleted the folder, restarted the mac and the disk's name is now Seven), it doesn't work. Not only can I not access the hard disks through the "Shared" Finder's sidebar, but AFP doesn't work either through finder's Connect to Server, feature. Can anyone help? I have this problem for 3 weeks now and 10.5.1 didn't help at all...



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Is there a way to correct a similar AFP problem?
Authored by: flammable on Nov 26, '07 09:02:36PM
Try this? It happened to me, and sounds like what's going on with your computer.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304031


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Is there a way to correct a similar AFP problem?
Authored by: sigalakos on Nov 27, '07 12:33:48AM

Thanks! I already did that, but still no go. I can't see the disks on other networked computers... Only my home folder. Very frustrating.



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10.5: A workaround for -43 error mounting SMB shares
Authored by: msephton on May 13, '08 03:35:40AM

The hint suggests "changing at least one (file share) share to be browseable"

Where do I find the fileshares and how do I make them browsable? Thanks!



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