Bug 168042 - Mac OS Tiger breaks against samba 3.0.14a
Mac OS Tiger breaks against samba 3.0.14a
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Fenlason
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-09-11 12:02 EDT by Chris McDonough
Modified: 2014-08-31 19:27 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-02 22:29:57 EDT
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Description Chris McDonough 2005-09-11 12:02:14 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050909 Fedora/1.0.6-1.2.fc4 Firefox/1.0.6

Description of problem:
Mac OS X Tiger's SMB client built into its Finder cannot successfully browse shares on a samba 3.0.14a server.  Attemping to browse the shares results in a Finder "hang".  Note that this problem does not happen with Mac OS X Panther or earlier.

The bug reports at https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2973 and http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101707 describe the problem in more detail.  The forum thread at http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-366970-start-0-postdays-0-postorder-asc-highlight-.html describes several workarounds, too.

I haven't tried it yet, but Gerald Carter reports that the bug that is exposed by Tiger is fixed in samba 3.0.20, so I suspect the fix is just to repackage this version of samba. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Mac OS X Tiger Finder.
2. Navigate to Network -> {workgroup} -> {systemname} and choose "Connect"


Actual Results:  The finder "beachballs" and hangs forever.  On the FC4 samba server, the /var/log/messages file includes:

Sep  5 04:53:07 plope smbd[29955]: [2005/09/05 04:53:07, 0] rpc_parse/parse_prs.
Sep  5 04:53:07 plope smbd[29955]:   prs_mem_get: reading data of size 2 would o
verrun buffer.
Sep  5 04:53:07 plope smbd[29955]: [2005/09/05 04:53:07, 0] rpc_server/srv_pipe.
Sep  5 04:53:07 plope smbd[29955]:   api_pipe_bind_req: unable to unmarshall RPC
_HDR_RB struct.

Expected Results:  Should have seen the browseable shares in the Mac OS X Finder and no errors in the FC4 samba server's log file.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Chris McDonough 2005-09-11 18:12:41 EDT
I can confirm that compiling and using the SRPM from
instead of the 3.0.14 RPM which is current for FC4 solves the issue. 
Comment 2 John Mahowald 2005-10-02 22:29:57 EDT
Rawhide has since been updated to 3.0.20.

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