11.6 Mac Client

11.6.1 Unable to See the Contents of the Target That a Novell DFS Junction Points To

Cause: The Mac client sends the wrong password to the target server when attempting to set up a connection.

Action: Store the password of the user in the Mac keychain by selecting the "Remember this password in my keychain" check box in the login dialog that pops up when mapping to the CIFS share.

11.6.2 The Mac Client does not Display a Complete List of Available Shares

Cause: The CIFS server allows the Mac clients to map shares that have sharenames exceeding 12 chars, however, the CIFS server does not respond to the NetShareEnum request if the client uses a older version of NetShareEnum verb to get the list of all available shares.

Though the LANMAN protocol authenticates the trustees of the share, it will not list the share if the sharename exceeds 12 characters.

Action: It is recommended to specify the share name less than or equal to 12 characters.

11.6.3 Copying Multiple Large Files using Finder from a Mac OS X Client to an OES CIFS Share Fails

Error: Copying multiple large files using Finder from a Mac OS X client to an OES CIFS share fails with a "The operation could not be completed because <filename> is in use" message.

Cause: The pass-through information levels capability is not enabled on the Novell CIFS server, which causes an issue with the way Finder handles the Apple double files it creates during the copy operation.

Action: Enable the pass-through information levels capability for the Novell CIFS Server. The Novell CIFS server must be restarted after this option is modified.