Bug 3818 - osx/powerpc clients can not get list of shares
Summary: osx/powerpc clients can not get list of shares
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.14a
Hardware: Other Linux
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
URL: http://people.ee.ethz.ch/oetiker/samb...
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-06-01 10:56 UTC by Tobias Oetiker
Modified: 2021-02-10 12:50 UTC (History)
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See Also:

ethereal trace of the powerpc connect (432 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2006-06-01 10:58 UTC, Tobias Oetiker
no flags Details
ethereal trace of the intel mac (1.78 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-06-01 10:59 UTC, Tobias Oetiker
no flags Details

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Description Tobias Oetiker 2006-06-01 10:56:36 UTC
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.
Comment 1 Tobias Oetiker 2006-06-01 10:58:37 UTC
Created attachment 1938 [details]
ethereal trace of the powerpc connect
Comment 2 Tobias Oetiker 2006-06-01 10:59:15 UTC
Created attachment 1939 [details]
ethereal trace of the intel mac
Comment 3 Tobias Oetiker 2006-06-01 11:01:23 UTC
to reproduce: press command-K on a mac and enter smb://samba-server
this should show a list of available shares 
Comment 4 Björn Jacke 2021-02-10 12:12:59 UTC
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?
Comment 5 Tobias Oetiker 2021-02-10 12:50:56 UTC
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