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tboilard Level 1 (0 points)

I am a new Mac user so please forgive me if there is a simple answer to this question...

Since I installed the 10.5.3 update over 10.5.2 I can no longer login/connect to my RH ES4 (SMB Version 3.0.10-1.4E) shares. I can still login to my CentOS 5 (SMB Version 3.0.25b-1.el5_1.4) and my older RedHat 7.3 (SMB Version 2.2.3a) shares, as well as a few windows shares, without any problem. It is just the RH ES4 shares that I can no longer connect to.

For legacy purposes I configured SMB on both my MacBook Pro and the above mentioned servers to use plain text passwords. To do this on my MacBook this I created nsmb.conf in /etc which contains the following...


Everything worked perfectly minutes before the upgrade to 10.5.3 and nothing else in the network, software or hardware, has changed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tom Boilard

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.3), 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 3GB Ram
  • tboilard Level 1 (0 points)
  • Coolbox Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem. It would be very nice if someone could help us out here.
  • RodneyW Level 4 (3,030 points)
    Welcome to the forums... unfortunately SMB issues are not fully mainstream.

    Anyhow, I have scanned the change log of files touched by the update (searching for SMB - original list courtesy of Rixstep). This yielded:

    /System/Library/CoreServices/SmbFileServer.bundle/Versions/A/Resources/DesktopDe faults.plist
    /System/Library/Filesystems/smbfs.fs/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/InfoPlist. strings

    Items highlighted in bold could be relevant.

    Have you checked that your entry in nsmb.conf is intact? If it is, could it be overridden by a change to one of the other conf files (or a plist)?
  • tboilard Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the reply. The entry in nsmb.conf is still intact that was the first thing I checked . Since the CentOS and the older RH shares (both configured to use plain-text passwords) mentioned in the previous post still work fine.

    I will check the other touched files later today when I have some time and will post my findings.

    Thanks again for replying?

    BTW Is there an official Apple support forum where questions are answered by Apple support employees or is this forum it?
  • tboilard Level 1 (0 points)
    Please let me know if you discover a fix....thanks
  • RodneyW Level 4 (3,030 points)
    It never hurts to ask the obvious.

    Apple employees only rarely participate in the forums in an official capacity (I haven't seen it yet!). Apple posts its thoughts via support articles in the knowledgebase. Unfortunately, I haven't seen anything about this.

    Unfortunately I can't help you any further. Samba works for me, except through the Finder! (I keep on getting errors copying files off the server - but it works through the command line, which is not very elegant).
  • Coolbox Level 1 (0 points)

    I looked at the files but I don't have anything in /Library/LaunchDeamons/

    Could that be the problem?
    I looked at the other files but they look ok I think.
  • RodneyW Level 4 (3,030 points)
    Should be /system/library/launchdaemons/

    I can't go much further with you on this, as I have no "Clear text" samba servers to play with. My best suggestion for the moment is to do a safe boot (hold down the shift key), and then a normal restart.
  • Coolbox Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok thanks.

    It seems to be a bug or change in the sofware and that there is only few with the problem so maybe we could report it to Apple.
    Do you know what the easiest way is for reporting such things?
  • piet88 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here. Right after two people in our office had made the update to 10.5.3, they are unable to connect to our 2004 Fedora Samba-server, while the others still are able to connect. The samba server is writing this lines in the log at /var/log/samba/machinename:

    [2008/06/04 13:17:03, 0] auth/pampass.c:smbpampasscheck(810)
    smbpampasscheck: PAM: smbpamauth failed - Rejecting User USERNAME !
    [2008/06/04 13:17:05, 0] auth/pampass.c:smbpampasscheck(810)
    smbpampasscheck: PAM: smbpamauth failed - Rejecting User USERNAME !
    [2008/06/04 13:17:15, 0] auth/pampass.c:smbpampasscheck(810)
    smbpampasscheck: PAM: smbpamauth failed - Rejecting User USERNAME !
    [2008/06/04 13:17:17, 0] auth/pampass.c:smbpampasscheck(810)
    smbpampasscheck: PAM: smbpamauth failed - Rejecting User USERNAME !

    (I swaped the actual username with the string "USERNAME")

    We also using the minauth=none option in /etc/nsmb.conf
  • Coolbox Level 1 (0 points)
    We are using a Sun Solaris server running samba version 3.0.11 if that helps.
  • tboilard Level 1 (0 points)
  • tboilard Level 1 (0 points)
    Looks like we will have to see if 10.5.4 fixes this issue...Hopefully it will.

    Any idea on when 10.5.4 is slated for public release?

  • DC MBP Level 1 (0 points)
    10.5.4 is available now downloading it as I type

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