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Fixing samba share errors with external USB disks.


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Nick Gully

If you are not able to access a file share in samba / SMB externally, the selinux security system may need to be enabled to allow access.

Symptom: Mac cannot connect to an external share.

On the Linux box, you may see an error in /var/log/samba/log.smbd

[2021/07/31 21:36:31.620139,  0] ../../source3/smbd/service.c:798(make_connection_snum)
  make_connection_snum: canonicalize_connect_path failed for service bkup, path /mnt/8tb/backup

The solution as root or with sudo is to enable samba with selinux

setsebool -P samba_domain_controller on
setsebool -P samba_export_all_ro on
setsebool -P samba_export_all_rw on