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Old 08-30-2011, 02:46 PM   #1
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Exclamation samba share mounts fine in linux, but not in os x

I have a NAS server running Arch Linux configured to share a minimal / simple samba share. My smb.conf looks like this:

    workgroup = MSHOME
    security = user

    comment = Welcome to tower!
    path = /mnt/user/External 
    read list = nobody               
    write list = austin                      
    read only = No                   
    guest ok = Yes
This share is configured to allow guest (meaning no user/pass or anonymous access) read-only rights. The user 'austin' can write to the share however.

On another box running Ubuntu, I can mount the share as both anonymous and as the user austin via smbmount. Anonymous access can read, but not write to the share. Mounting with user austin, I can read and write. All is good.

On my MacBook (running Lion 10.7), the share refuses to mount. Trying to mount from the CMD+K option in Finder to Connect to Server, I am prompted to either select Guest access or enter a username and password. If I select Guest, access is denied. If I connect with user austin and my password, the login information is reject and access is denied. I also tried mounting from the command line using mount_smbfs, but I get authentication error for both guest and user austin.

What gives? I can't decide if this is a client problem or a sever problem. Is there something in my smb.conf that OS X doesnt like?
Old 08-30-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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As for authenticated access, smbpasswd can help. Maybe Samba just fails to access /etc/passwd

I would try to remove "read list" - it may be that MacOS tries to login as "guest" or something like that.
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Thanks for your suggestion, but it did not work. I can't logon as guest or user austin. Both state auth fails.
Old 08-30-2011, 11:21 PM   #4
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I never had to do this to make Samba shares accessible from Windows, so I don't know what Samba version they mean..

What Samba logs say about MacOS attempts?


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