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10.3: Potential Windows server browsing fix
Authored by: elemental on Nov 21, '03 10:10:39AM

I'm having a slightly different SMB browsing problem that isn't being talked about as much. When opening 'Network' in finder, my Samba server (Debian, Samba 2.2.3a-12.3) is shown, and its three available shares are visible, but two of them are shown as blue folders while the third is the normal network icon. The shares represented by blue folder icons appear empty when opening them. I can still mount these shares fine using CMD-K. The shares have worked fine in the past and stopped working for no readily apparent reason. This problem persists across reboots of my Mac and smbd restarts on both machines.

The instructions here, and in various posts on the Apple support forums, hasn't made any difference. The Samba server is still configured as the master browser because there are other computers on the network and my iBook, being a laptop, is often asleep or gone with me.

Any suggestions?



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10.3: Potential Windows server browsing fix
Authored by: tidavis on Feb 04, '04 07:22:30PM

I've been having a similar problem using debian samba 2.2.3a-12.3 On my machine I'm able to mount the shares normally but I can't write to the shares using finder. (I get a "you do not have sufficient priviliges" error) I am however able to use other programs (such as safari) to save things there. I fiddled quite a bit and have gotten nowhere other than simple not using finder to copy files.



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