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RokuDave

Share Mounting Regression Data Collection Thread

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:42 am

Howdy all,

First let me apologize about the regressions --- I have a battery of tests that I do here, and all of them passed (including shares with spaces in them and shares of drives), so I want to find out what is different for those of you who are having problems.

Please use this thread to report any new bugs in share mounting behavior. Please try to include the following information in your report:
    1. sharing host operating system (including what service pack if windows)
    2. sharing host name and share name
    3. whether you have firewall software on your sharing host
    4. whether shared folder is actually a disk
    5. whether you are using guest or a named account
    6. whether you are using a password
    7. if sharing host is linux or mac, please attach your smb.conf
    8. whether your share appeared in the Network Shares list after a "clear and rescan"
    9. whether there was an error message when you selected the checkbox next to your share
    10. if you are running windows, whether the messenger service is running.

After fixing the bugs, I'll also do my best to include your configuration in my testbench, so this doesn't happen in the future.
Thanks,
Dave
 
Dan Smart
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Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:27 pm

Cannot mount any shares if the hostname contains a hyphen "-".

1. Mac OS 10.3.8
2. hostname: "dan-smarts-comp" share: "dvd1"
3. Yes, but this was working prior to moving to 2.0.13
4. It is a disk.
5. Named account.
6. Using password.
7.
[dvd1]
path = /Volumes/Data
public = yes
writable = yes
printable = no
8. Share is always displayed in shares config screen, but never mounted (displayed on main screen).
9. No error message.

NOTES:
* I experienced these problems with 2.0.13, and I renamed the machine (to "BigMac" :roll:) which resolved the problem.
* I am now happily running 2.0.15, but have not tested if the original name works because it was a stupid name :-).

Dan
Last edited by Dan Smart on Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:06 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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r111
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Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:59 pm

Cannot mount any shares if the share name contains a hyphen "-".

1. Win XP Pro SP2
2. hostname: "taz1" share: "Video-mpg"
3. No firewall
4. It is shared folder
5. Named account
6. Using password
7.
8. Share is displayed in shares config screen, not in main Roku UI
9. No error message
10 Messenger service is disabled
 
rm2077
Posts: 15
Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:13 am

Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:16 pm

r111 wrote:
Cannot mount any shares if the share name contains a hyphen "-".

1. Win XP Pro SP2
2. hostname: "taz1" share: "Video-mpg"
3. No firewall
4. It is shared folder
5. Named account
6. Using password
7.
8. Share is displayed in shares config screen, not in main Roku UI
9. No error message
10 Messenger service is disabled


I have the same basic setup with the exception of the following:
3. linksys router/firewall and running Norton Internet Security 2005
9. Message stating username and pasword is not correct on any folder with a space in it "roku programs" will not work yet "rokuprograms" will work

Every folder without spaces seems to mount ok.
 
andy
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Shares setup screen locks up

Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:48 am

My regression is worst than most reported.

Background: 2.0.7 and 2.0.10 were fine, I could see all my shares and stream audio, images, and HDTV TS files.

Just upgraded to 2.0.15. Now when I press "Find New Shares" or "Clear and Rescan" the PhotoBridge puts up "Please Wait" and never returns. If I log in and kill "smbdiscover" the "Please Wait" message disappears but no shares ever appear in the list.

I have several samba shares, none have any spaces or hyphens (either in server names or share names).

I have reverted to 2.0.7 for now, not seeing any shares makes 2.0.15 unusable for me. :-(
Andy Oliver
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ScottK
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Location: Los Angeles, CA

Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:04 pm

Have lost all shares. Server no longer even seen.

1. XP Professional (SP2)
2. Hostname: sgk-home
Shares: DVarchive, RokuApps, DVD Movies
3. Only XP's built-in firewall. Was configured and worked before upgrade.
4. Shared Folders
5. Named account
6. No password
7. n/a
8. No
9. n/a - shares no longer even show
10. No
 
RokuDave

Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:01 am

ScottK wrote:
5. Named account
6. No password


That's the problem Scott. I have fixed it on my test system, and that fix will go into the next release. In the meantime you can work around this problem by either using "guest" (i.e. delete the account from the HD1000) or by adding a non-null password to your account.

Dave
 
ScottK
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Location: Los Angeles, CA

Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:10 am

RokuDave wrote:
ScottK wrote:
5. Named account
6. No password


That's the problem Scott. I have fixed it on my test system, and that fix will go into the next release. In the meantime you can work around this problem by either using "guest" (i.e. delete the account from the HD1000) or by adding a non-null password to your account.

Dave


Unfortunately, the option to add an account is grayed out and not selectable.
 
skippy76
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Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:23 pm

Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:25 pm

I've tried with a null password and this does not work around the issue.

Also, I tried creating an account with no username or password, but the Add button is greyed out. Any chance the 'fixed' version could be released ASAP as I can't test any of the new functionality.

Thanks

Andrew
 
RCPerkinsJr
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Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:27 pm

Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:26 am

1. sharing host operating system (including what service pack if windows)
Windows XP sp2
2. sharing host name and share name
\\office01\RokuApps
\\office01\RokuPics
\\office01\RokuVideo
\\office01\RokuMP3
3. whether you have firewall software on your sharing host
Built in XP sp2 Firewall turned off
4. whether shared folder is actually a disk
Folders on a single physical disk
5. whether you are using guest or a named account
named account
6. whether you are using a password
using a password
7. if sharing host is linux or mac, please attach your smb.conf
n/a
8. whether your share appeared in the Network Shares list after a "clear and rescan"
negative, does not appear
9. whether there was an error message when you selected the checkbox next to your share
n/a
10. if you are running windows, whether the messenger service is running.
yes, messenger service is running
-rp-

New to Roku's :)
 
davechainey
Posts: 68
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:32 pm

Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:17 pm

Here's my info. Same problem as everyone else. What I don't understand is why the shares vanished when they'd been there for a week?


1. sharing host operating system (including what service pack if windows)
Windows XP Home sp2

2. sharing host name and share name
\\oldgit\photos
\\oldgit\music

3. whether you have firewall software on your sharing host
Zone Alarm - off or on - no difference.
Windows Firewall is off.

4. whether shared folder is actually a disk
Folders on a partitioned (Drive E) physical disk

5. whether you are using guest or a named account
named (only) account

6. whether you are using a password
No

7. if sharing host is linux or mac, please attach your smb.conf
n/a

8. whether your share appeared in the Network Shares list after a "clear and rescan"
no

9. whether there was an error message when you selected the checkbox next to your share
n/a

10. if you are running windows, whether the messenger service is running.
Running or not, no difference

Router is a Linksys BEFSR41 Ver 3 on a wired network.
 
turbodog
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Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:52 am

Same problem - different flavor

Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:25 pm

I only lose one of my shares and even then it is still listed. But when I try to access it, I get something along the line of "error can't scan media". All other shares continue to work though this one won't until I "unselect it", save and rescan, and then "select" it and save and rescan. For what it's worth, it is a "music" share with about 5000 mp3's. And it worked in the previous beta. Rebooting the Roku also fixes the problem.

1. sharing host operating system (including what service pack if windows)
WinXP Home SP2

2. sharing host name and share name
\\alien\music

3. whether you have firewall software on your sharing host
windows firewall with no changes since last beta

4. whether shared folder is actually a disk
no - it is one of four shares on a 250gb NTFS WDC drive

5. whether you are using guest or a named account
guest

6. whether you are using a password
no

7. if sharing host is linux or mac, please attach your smb.conf
na

8. whether your share appeared in the Network Shares list after a "clear and rescan"
It never goes away, I just get a "scanning error" or "can't read media" despite that Roku can see and read all of the other shares

9. whether there was an error message when you selected the checkbox next to your share
no

10. if you are running windows, whether the messenger service is running.
no, it is disabled

thanks

--Tom
 
PRMan
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Location: YorbaLinda, CA, USA

Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:31 pm

Sounds like I'll hold off upgrading my media server to SP2 for a while.
PRMan
 
noopykat
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Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:43 am

Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:52 am

1. sharing host operating system (including what service pack if windows)
Windows 2003 Enterprise (also tried SBS 2003)

2. sharing host name and share name
\\paris\mp3

3. whether you have firewall software on your sharing host
No

4. whether shared folder is actually a disk
folder is in root of disk

5. whether you are using guest or a named account
tried both

6. whether you are using a password
yes

7. if sharing host is linux or mac, please attach your smb.conf
N/A

8. whether your share appeared in the Network Shares list after a "clear and rescan"
Yes

9. whether there was an error message when you selected the checkbox next to your share
No

10. if you are running windows, whether the messenger service is running.
Yes
 
ggmorton
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Location: Houston, TX

Re: Share Mounting Regression Data Collection Thread

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:45 am

This is sort of related, so I wanted to post my configuration so that you could include it in your bench testing if possible.

1. Fedora Core 2
2. \\ hdmythbox\videos
3. No firewall
4. lvm hard disk array
5. named account
6. password used
7. my smb.conf file
# smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
# here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options (perhaps too
# many!) most of which are not shown in this example
#
# Any line which starts with a ; (semi-colon) or a # (hash)
# is a comment and is ignored. In this example we will use a #
# for commentry and a ; for parts of the config file that you
# may wish to enable
#
# NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command "testparm"
# to check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors.
#
#======================= Global Settings =====================================
[global]

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
   workgroup = SCORPIONS

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
   server string = HD MythTV Remote Backend

# This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
# connections to machines which are on your local network. The
# following example restricts access to two C class networks and
# the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
# the smb.conf man page
   hosts allow = 192.168.0.  127.

# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = no

# this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
 log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
   max log size = 50

# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
   security = user

# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
  encrypt passwords = yes
  smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

# Unix users can map to different SMB User names
  username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
   dns proxy = no

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
#   idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
#   idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
#   template shell = /bin/false
#   winbind use default domain = no
[homes]
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes

# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to
# specifically define each individual printer
[printers]
   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba
   browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   printable = yes

[videos]
   comment = HD MythTV Videos
   path = /video
   guest ok = yes
   read only = no
   public = yes

8. shares appear fine
9. no error message
10. not running windows

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