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SMB Network Drive not connecting

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  • phallen Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2007 11:55 PM (in response to barrydix)
    +1 on the SMB not working. My Vantec NexStar LX NAS worked great on 10.4, 10.5 is a bust. Details:

    I can connect using "Finder - Go - Connect to Server..." to both shared folders on the NexStar. But, they appear to be empty when I view them.

    My shares to not require a password, and the NAS has a user and workgroup, but only for administering them via the NexStar's web-based admin tool... at least I'm pretty sure of that.

    I've tried "mount_smbfs" in quite a few ways without success. Best I can do is get the connected-but-looks-empty scenarios.

    Just for fun, here's a schmorgisborg or error messages I've gleamed from the logs:

    /System/Library/CoreServices/NetAuthAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/NetAuthAgent[2160]: smb_mount: open session failed!: syserr = Broken pipe
    ...
    kernel[0]: smbiodsendall: Timed out waiting on the response for 0x73
    mount_smbfs[2281]: smb_mount: open session failed!: syserr = Socket is not connected
    kernel[0]: smbiodreconnect: The reconnect failed to VAULT! error = 60
    kernel[0]: smbfssmbfindnextLM2: out of sync
    kernel[0]: smbfssmbfindnextLM2: out of sync
    ....

    I sure hope Apple is on this.
    MacBook Pro 2.33GHz 2GB, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • BennoKing Calculating status...
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    Nov 2, 2007 12:09 AM (in response to phallen)
    Called Apple yesterday for this problem. They said they are aware of the problem. They are active collecting log-files from users. So when you have problems connecting to your networkdrive (NAS) or can't see files in your networkdrive, please report this to apple (keep your serialnumber ready). I got a mail from technical support with a capture-data programme so they can locate the problem.
    iMac Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • GinGusKahn Calculating status...
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    Nov 2, 2007 11:57 PM (in response to barrydix)
    I have the same problem, can mount the NAS Drive then nothing, can't see any of the files on it. Also once its Mounted I can't eject and the whole thing basically stops responding and I cannot eject or change login.

    My other share from a Windows XP box seems fine however.
    Intel Mini, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • chino Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Nov 6, 2007 8:13 PM (in response to GinGusKahn)
    Same problem but what I've noticed is I can drag a file from my Mac in to a folder within my connected drive but not in the top level directory. For example, SharedDocs is one of the directories on the PC on my home network, I can connect but can't put anything in there, I have to put anything in a folder within SharedDocs.
    Dual 2.5Ghz G5 - Dual Core 2 Duo 3Ghz Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Vaughan Clarkson Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2007 6:03 PM (in response to emmanuel.gomez)
    I too was receiving a 'Broken Pipe' response to

    % mount_smbfs //server/share path

    I found I was able to avoid the problem with

    % mount_smbfs //user:password@server/share path

    so long as the password is shell-escaped. I'm not too keen on that as a solution since the password has to appear on the command line. I hope the bug can be fixed soon! But this seems to work for now.
    PowerMac G5 Dual 2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • genesis471 Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2007 10:01 PM (in response to chino)
    Okay, same goes here on my MacBook. I just updated it to 10.5 this morning, and I can't connect. As a matter of fact, using go->connect to server doesn't even show the drive on the network at all.
    My other 3 Mac's have no problem, but they are still on 10.4.x.

    Mike
    MacBook 2.1, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Jens Lorenz Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2007 1:41 AM (in response to realityCzar)
    Hi!
    I have the problem with the frozen connection as well. After connecting to a SMB share and entering my credentials, I get the connecting dialog which never goes away (until I relaunch Finder).
    In my case the problem was the password. I had a % character in my password and after changing the password to another complex password without the % character, the connections worked fine.
    I'm a consultant and connect to various customer networks. I can recreate the issue in several networks with different flavors of Windows Server (NT4, 2000, 2003). The problem only occurs when I use the password with the % character. I guess there are more characters that would cause the issue, but I haven't tried. Maybe high ASCII? This problem was definitely not there in Tiger, so there seems to be a bug in the SMB suite in Leopard.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • mme9 Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2007 3:22 AM (in response to barrydix)
    Same problem here...
    Apple, please help...

    My password does not have any special characters in it. However, it does not work, either.

    Message was edited by: mme9
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2GHz Intel Core Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • robbie.rob Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2007 4:37 AM (in response to barrydix)
    Funny thing... I do see my NAS. I can connect to my NAS. I can browse the files on my NAS.

    I can write on my NAS. BUT! I can´t copy or move files from my NAS to my Mac which are bigger than 944 KB. (With a smaler file I can do anything.) Seems to be a major bug in Leopard. Impossible to work with that size limitation.

    Anyone an idea how to fix that?

    Kind regards,
    Robert.
    MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.5)
  • MKleff Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2007 12:40 PM (in response to robbie.rob)
    Thanks god I´am not alone with my NAS problem . Since I don´t use any authentication for my NAS (it´smy private network) I have actually no difficulties connecting to it. What doesn´t work, and from my point of view it´s more than embarrassing for Apple, is to copy or move files or folders from the NAS shares to my iMac. Help is highly appreciated. There are so many problems with Leopard and thousands of postings in this forum. What the **** is Apple doing to solve all this problems???
    iMac C2D, 2.16, 24ยดยด, 4 GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • robbie.rob Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 10, 2007 12:58 AM (in response to MKleff)
    I tried to skip any authentification process while connecting to my NAS. The connection is fine, stable and fast. But still the same problems. No copying or moving files from my NAS to my Mac if the files are bigger than 944 KB.

    Next step: I created a brand new shared folder on my NAS. I copied some files (in different sizes) from my MAC to that folder. BUT AGAIN: I cannot copy them back to my MAC. Strange....

    So created two new volumes on my NAS. One with password authentification and one without. Same steps. Same results. No copying back to my MAC. I also tried to trace the data with monitoring different ports on my router. I also tried opening every port on my router. Still no success.

    Beside: my Mac Mini running OS 10.4 has no problems with any file or folder on my NAS.

    My conclusion: this is a bug in Leopard with the new rights control management.
    MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Malachi Constant Calculating status...
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    Nov 12, 2007 1:02 AM (in response to barrydix)
    And here's another quirk.

    The NAS warks fine with my iMac 10.2, I have a logged on blank screen with my Mac mini 10.5 but files moved onto the NAS with the mini 'disappear' (the icon disappears) but can be seen on the iMac in the right place!

    Hurry up and solve it please.
    Mac mini 2GHz, iMac G3 400Khz, Mac OS X (10.5), Netgear DG 834, officejet 7210, AoL - a loft full of PC junk
  • skibota Calculating status...
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    Nov 12, 2007 1:36 PM (in response to barrydix)
    I have a NAS and connected to SMB shares in Tiger. After the Leopard install, I can connect using IP address but cannot access folders. I can if I run Ubuntu under Parallels. Go figure.
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • phallen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 13, 2007 8:55 AM (in response to barrydix)
    There's a thread about this on MacTalk Forums, an Aussie Mac site.

    http://mactalk.com.au/forums/showthread.php?p=383077#post383077
    MacBook Pro 2.33GHz 2GB, Mac OS X (10.5)

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