On a Mac/OSX/PowerPc:
When opening a connection to the samba server with smb://server (not specifying a share because this will prompt the finder to display a list of availble shares) the connection to the samba server fails. Opening individual shares explicitly works fine.
When doing the same thing from the Mac/OSX/Intel the there is no error.
I have created two ethereal traces (see url)
... the only difference between the two seems to be that the powerpc requests little-endian data representation while the intel box is happy with big-endian.
Created attachment 1938 [details]
ethereal trace of the powerpc connect
Created attachment 1939 [details]
ethereal trace of the intel mac
to reproduce: press command-K on a mac and enter smb://samba-server
this should show a list of available shares
Hi Tobias, sorry for the long delay. This works for me these days, I get asked for authentication first and then I get the list of available shares and can connect usccessfully. Can you confirm that this is now working for you also?
funny you mention this ... yes it does (did) work fine for a long time ... now with the release of big sur apple seems to have broken this to some extent, but this time samba and m$ servers are affected.
it seems also to be limited to situations where servers have a lot of shares ... anyway I hear macos 11.3 will have this fixed