Has Apple fixed the bugs in OS X Server 10.7 Lion yet?

stephenb

I had read that there were some problems with SMB for people migrating Mac servers from 10.6 to 10.7. Has Apple fixed that yet, or is there a workaround? We need our Mac Apache server to share files to Windows users and Linux users too.

Answer this Question

Answers

2 total
becker
Vote Up (14)

It's not really a bug. The SAMBA protocol was supported in 10.6 but in 10.7 Apple expects users to use their new Windows sharing protocol, which doesn't work. It's a big FAIL and not getting nearly enough press. It may be tied to the way that Windows handles extended metadata, or to Apple's incomplete support of NTFS. Third-party NTFS drivers may help for half of the problem, but you'll need to eliminate the extra metadata that OS X 10.7 Lion cannot handle.

jimlynch
Vote Up (10)

Here's what was in the 10.7.3 update:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1487

The 10.7.3 update is recommended for all servers currently running Lion Server. This update includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, migration and security of your server and improvements of the following services and applications:

File Sharing pane in the Server application
display number of connected users
list connected users
disconnect specific AFP users with a message
send a message to specific AFP users
set a login greeting message for AFP users
access to advanced ACL controls
VPN pane in the Server application
choice of enabling L2TP or L2TP and PPTP protocols
sharing of address ranges between L2TP and PPTP (if PPTP is enabled)
configure DNS name server addresses and domain names provided to VPN clients
option to save L2TP or PPTP settings as a configuration profile
Web pane in the Server application
enable .htaccess overrides
edit web sites' domain names
map multiple domains into a single web site
configure redirects and aliases
specify custom index files
choose SSL certificates for individual websites
Wiki Server
support for editing Wiki pages from an iPad running iOS 5 or later
support for Active Directory groups
improved reliability for certain timezones
improved support for an administrator-specified custom tag, protocol and inline style whitelist
Profile Manager
updated Exchange, Mail and Restrictions payloads for iOS clients
updated Dock payloads for OS X clients
performance improvements
allow VPN payloads to be used by both iOS and OS X clients
support for External Account home folder locations
improved support for managing enterprise applications
The update also includes specific fixes for:
iCal Server auto-acceptance of meetings during free times
authenticated directory binding to Open Directory servers with Directory Utility
improved reliability of setting up Open Directory replicas
correctly create podcasts when bound to an Active Directory server using Podcast Publisher
improved support for different certificates used for IMAP/POP and SMTP in the Server application
improved searching of logs in the Server application
web password reset support when using the Internet Explorer 9 browser

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
Frustrated by a lack of renewable energy and a purchasing system that's too complicated, a dozen major US companies have joined an initiative to force the government and utilities to change.
Cisco is considering joining a handful of companies, including Google and Microsoft, that have defined a specification for 25Gbps and 50Gbps Ethernet for data centers requiring greater than 10/40Gbps.
Clean energy is no longer just the bastion of crunchy granola types and companies hoping to improve their public image.
Cisco and NetApp say FlexPod integrated IT infrastructure system generated $3 billion in joint sales in three years.
In 1964 IBM announced one of the most famous mainframes ever, the IBM System/360 which, on the low end versions ran at 0.0018 to 0.034 MIPS. For the time, that was serious performance ... in comparison, the iMac I'm writing this on runs at 92,100 MIPS.
HP's new Proliant challenges big iron from IBM and Oracle with 60-core, 4U, high-performance hardware.
Cisco is anxious for data center switching customers to move to its new line and is recommending how.
Facebook has taken networking into its own hands, building a switch to link servers inside its data centers, and wants to make the platform available to others.
Unisys is shifting to Intel's Xeon chips for its flagship servers.
Fujitsu has developed a circuit that could double data rates between CPUs in servers and supercomputers
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

randomness