5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 4:03 AM by Antonio Rocco
antonrodriguez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a mac mini running mountain lion server.

 

There is 10-15 macs on the networks, only some can view the server through finder, Everyone can connect via the ip address under connect to server in finder.

 

Does anyone know why this might be happening?

 

Thanks


Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Server
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)

    Hi

     

    Assuming I've understood your question, what you're seeing in the Finder's sidebar are network devices 'broadcasting' themselves using Bonjour and/or NetBIOS. As you know Bonjour does not traverse subnets easily. If the Server is in a different subnet to some of your clients odds are they won't 'see' the server.

     

    For example let's pretend your server's IP address is 172.16.16.254. If some of your client workstations have IP addresses in the 172.16.17.x range they won't 'see' the server via the Finder.

     

    HTH?

     

    Tony

  • antonrodriguez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    We have not fixed the issue,

     

    For some reason having more than 10 network shares was the problem, when only sharing a few folders the server no longer dissapeared from the macs. wierd but it works.

  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)

    Hi

     

    Strange as I'm looking at multiple servers each with more than 10 shares that don't display the problem you're reporting.

     

    I'm glad the 'fix' has worked for you but I'm suspecting there may be some deeper issue as yet undiscovered? It's either that or we assume your server is configured correctly and all of mine are not.

     

    HTH?

     

    Tony

  • antonrodriguez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah very strange what version of server are you running? I did have a problem today with all computers losing connection to the server, when I checked the server had unexpectedly quit. quick restart seemed to fix it.

  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)

    Hi

     

    Clients unexpectedly losing connectivity is not something that should be happening.

     

    I'm currently looking at a number of 10.7 and 10.8 Servers. I also have a 10.6 Server which is behaving as expected and has been for the last 4 years.

     

    FWIW none of the OS X Servers (ASIP 7.6, 10.0, 10.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8) I've installed, managed, repaired or serviced over the years have ever displayed the behaviour you describe. Obviously not unless there's been a deeper problem elsewhere. Problems have ranged from simple misconfiguration, permissions, mis-behaving or incompatible 3rd-Party applications or hardware issues/failures.

     

    The other possibilities are the client OS itself has a problem or there's an obscure issue with the network.

     

    HTH?

     

    Tony