Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fixing Samba failing to find canonical path for autofs mounted share locations

Following on from my previous post I was chatting with a friend and they pointed out that I could also make use of preexec to get my desired behaviour.

So I removed the entries for wide links and unix extensions from my smb.conf, allowing them to go back to being the default. I then changed my mythtv share to contain:

        comment = Myth TV Recordings
        path = /auto/mythtv
        guest ok = Yes
        preexec = ls /auto/mythtv

This then solves the issue of Samba not allowing the share to be opened due to the "canonicalize_connect_path failed for service " error.


Anonymous said...

Very Helpful

Anonymous said...

Thank You for posting!!!

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