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Workaround with fink
Authored by: eyesee on Feb 06, '03 08:34:09AM
In my local network I use samba on a linux box to connect my iBook to my shares. I suffered a lot from the crash-bug, 'till I got a workaround: If you enter
smbd -V
in the terminal you get the current version of the samba-daemon provided by the system. MacOS X 10.2.3 currently uses version 2.2.3a and while in fink is version 2.2.7a available, which does not crash by my experience. So if you got fink running on your Apple try to replace the samba-daemon by the one provided in fink by typing:
fink install samba
This also should work with the binary install method:
apt-get install samba
The description of samba-2.2.7a for fink recommends the following procedure:
Description: SMB and CIFS client and server for UNIX Samba is a free SMB and CIFS client and server for UNIX. This install of samba has both ssl and cups support. Usage Notes: Samba settings are set in the configuration file 'smb.conf'. installed in yourfinkdirectory/etc/samba. To enable this version of Samba instead of the version installed with 10.2 do the following; 1. Backup the default 10.2 Samba startupitem found in /System/Library /StartupItems, incase ever needed. 2. Replace the default 10.2 Samba startupitem with the startupitem found in yourfinkdirectory/share/samba/StartupItems. Please note if you have fink installed outside of the default 'sw' you will have to edit the startupitem to point it towards your fink install. 3. Finally highlight "Windows File Sharing" in the System Preferences, "Sharing" under the "Services" tab and press "Start". To enable Swat do the following; 1. Add the following line to "/etc/inetd.conf"; "swat stream tcp nowait root /sw/sbin/swat swat" and 2. Add the following line to "/etc/services"; "swat 901/tcp", reboot then 3. Open your favourite web browser and point it at http://localhost:901/
The timeouts, when aborting the connection to the server, are not "solved", but this way hopefully the kernel does not panic. I also heard rumors, that the stability of samba will be improved in the future release of MacOS X 10.2.4, but untill then this would be a workaround.

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