Of course, the non-Mac user in me just couldn't give up there. On bigbird, the following cryptic lines appear in /var/log/samba/log.kermit, the client's log file:
I imagine the critical problem is that Samba "Can't become connected user!". This doesn't make a lot of sense to me, since, of course, the Samba servers are running as root.[2005/08/09 17:28:13, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(577)
Can't become connected user!
[2005/08/09 17:28:21, 0] rpc_parse/parse_prs.c:prs_mem_get(537)
prs_mem_get: reading data of size 2 would overrun buffer.
[2005/08/09 17:28:21, 0] rpc_server/srv_pipe.c:api_pipe_bind_req(919)
api_pipe_bind_req: unable to unmarshall RPC_HDR_RB struct.
To make matters worse, there doesn't seem to be anything (much) wrong with the setup of the Samba server, since I can connect just fine from my Windows XP machine. Are there any known difficulties with Mac OS X as a Samba client? I seem to be so close.