7/26/06

Samba Between Fedora Core and Mac OS X 10.4.5

Strange problem. I can smb-mount—via Finder— "shares" on MS Windows systems on my network as well as my older Linux system. But, when I try mount a share on on a newer server with Samba version 3, no joy. It hangs.

On the server, I see this: "api_pipe_bind_req: unable to unmarshall RPC_HDR_RB struct." Searches of the net have not turned up a solution, except for upgrading Samba on the server. My wife has no problem in samba-mounting shares on the Linux server to her Window XP system. Putting off upgrading the Linux server (yum does no report any "official" Redhat package updates), I am NFS-mounting folders when I need them (backing up my Powerbook to my Linux server, for example).

I found that the problem in in mounting from Finder. I can issue a command from the command line, such as:

mount_smbfs //fred@linuxserver/fred \
   fred-on-linuxserver/

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