#522 SMB share not mounted on Mac OS X.

Darian Lanx

Hello I installed:
0.7.4415 yesterday night.

I installed on a disk, with a DATA partition. Data partition is mounted under /mnt as UFS.

AFP works without problems after adjusting the permissions on the /mnt/Drive to User:staff (user is my suername well it is dmalloc).

However when I try to mount a SMB share on my Macintosh it says "Volume could not be mounted because it could not be found". This happens when Anonymous authenication is enabled.

I tested this on three different Macintosh computers the outcome is the same for all of them. Error code is "-6602" which is a generic failure to mount network share.

Local Auth does not work either.

Please let me know how I can help to further debug this for you.
Thank you


  • Darian Lanx

    Darian Lanx - 2009-03-02

    I failed to mention that -6602 is usually caused on the client, by a non-existent path in smb.conf on the server. However the config on the FReeNAS box seems fine.

  • Darian Lanx

    Darian Lanx - 2009-03-02

    ..and some more added. I made sure the Workgroup on the NAS and the Macs are set to the same. I also ensured that there was no firewall active on the Macs. So far googling has not helped :)

    Unfortunately my (altered) AppleTV only mounts smbfs so I shall do my best to help get this working. Vielen Dank.

  • Volker

    Volker - 2009-03-03

    Maybe increasing the debug level gives you some informations the the FreeNAS log files. You can ajust it via the WebGUI.


  • Darian Lanx

    Darian Lanx - 2009-03-03

    I investigated this a little further. It turns out that smbd never was allowed to chdir into /mnt/MainDisk/music (The share). This was fixed by doing a chmod -R 777 /mnt
    which is not exactly something I would like to do. I guess smbd is not part of admin, but has its own group?

    This is indeed a simple permissions problem, I just wonder how I can solve it sensibly.

    Dankeschoen :)


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