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Tiger plagued by SMB, Active Directory bugs

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Fri May 6, 2005

Tiger SMB, AD problems

A number of sites running Mac OS X "Tiger" are with SMB file sharing and authentication with Microsoft's Active Directory, eWEEK reports. Although Apple's Tiger increases support for Server Message Block file sharing and Active Directory, several sources say that the Finder fails to log on to Windows and Linux Samba file servers. With Active Directory, Tiger users with mobile accounts can log on once, but cannot log on again after disconnecting. "To be honest, without the machine being bound to AD and OD, [Tiger] is kind of useless for me in my environment," said Brad Anderson of The Marketing Store. An Apple representative said Apple was unaware of the problems: "We have not received any customer reports of issues with SMB in Tiger."




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  1. aambrosino

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    SMB Active Directory bug

    I ran into this problem connecting to a windows 2000 server. I would receive a -36 error while trying to connect. After deleting my keychains, and retrying to connect it loging in with no error. I hope this helps.

  1. itguy05

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Can't join either

    Brought my PB in to use this week while my IBM is in the shop and tried binding to the AD domain and wouldn't work - errored on step 2 -finding DC. Even pointing to a DC wouldn't work.

    However connecting manually has worked all week.

  1. HowardG

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Possible Solution

    Part of the problem may be that Samba is set to not use encrypted passwords by default.

    Read more here: http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20050505073128448

  1. the Rebel

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Jumping the Gun

    It is rather early to be claiming that Tiger is PLAGUED by SMB. This is hardly a PLAGUE.

    For the vast majority of people using SMB with Tiger, it works just fine.

    What is most interesting about this over zealous mischaracterization is that MacNN added it themselves. The referenced eWeek article does not call it a PLAGUE. The yellow journalists at MacNN exaggerated the situation for their own sensationalistic purpose.

  1. kingyubba

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    related to printing?

    after upgrading to tiger i can't print to my non-IP printer connected to a windows PC... i get a NT_STATUS_NO_MEMORY error, then a "could not connect to SMB server" error... hopefully 10.4.1 or a patch will fix this. it's bothersome, but not the end of the world.

  1. Ralf_Wiggum

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    What's most interesting

    No, MacNN's characterization isn't the most interesting thing. The most interesting thing is how some dumba** can claim to know what "the vast majority of people" are experiencing. Have you conducted a random survey of OS X users, dork? No? Then how is YOUR characterization any more accurate?

    This problem has been documented by many people at the leading Mac troubleshooting sites. For an Apple rep to say that the company is unaware of the problem is shameful

  1. Drakino

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Better beta testing?

    Maybe things like this might convince Apple that if they want to expand more into the corporate market, they need to start getting some corporate beta testers, instead of just using their developers.

    Copies of Longhorn are already at work available to any team that wants to test functionality now, and it's still at least a year off. Any bugs found can be submitted to Microsoft to have addressed.

  1. ecrelin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Bizarre…

    that people who publish must embellish?!? Maybe an agenda for their own importance, to offer their own "take", is required to want to be in this game. Instead of listing issues with real number of incidents and perhaps doing even the most cursory research to see if things are easily fixable or not, both of which would be desirable, helpful, and a compelling value add, they have to make the truth an esoteric exercise. As if that gains them any respect or voluntary readership, but that's Hollywood I guess?!? Excuse me ladies, didn't you see my "Press Pass", wooooo.

  1. ecrelin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Drakino sucked in…

    Developers and many sites were beta testing constantly, these are either known issues prior to release or very small numbers of individual incidents. Longshot is available now? Dream on, teeny pieces of Longhorn are available now like their PDF competitor, wanna bet it breaks more things than Tiger when it ships? How are those Service Packs doin', I'm sure they knew everything that was going to break before they issued them right? Hmmmmm?

  1. Glasspusher

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    no problems here

    I just set up my mac mini at work here and it can see all the Active Directory and other M$ servers here just fine

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