Linux File Server-to-MacOS X Client Troubleshooting

I’ve been trying to troubleshoot an issue with connecting to a Linux-based file server from my Powerbook G4 running MacOS X 10.2.6. The Linux server is running Samba (SMB).

Go » Connect to Server » smb://

…results in an error message of “An error has occurred (error = -5023).”

This happens even after OS X sees the SMB share mount and tries to connect to it. The server name successfully shows up in the list of computers available to connect to.

The research I’ve done results in a bunch of people getting this error when trying to connect to a Mac OS X server with Windows machines, but I’ve found nothing about trying to connect to a Linux server from MacOS X.

Got any ideas about how to solve this problem?

UPDATE: I double-checked the username/password in Samba’s access control file and it matches. Additionally, I’m able to successfully connect to the share mount from a Windows PC running WinXP using this username/password.

Right now, I’m working on the assumption that SMB is misconfigured on the Linux file server thus preventing my Mac from connecting successfully. What I need is documentation regarding setting up a Linux file server running Samba so that MacOS X clients can share it.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at August 8, 2003 12:01 PM

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