Ubuntu 18.04 "Files" app unable to show Samba/SMB shares where 'access based share enumeration = yes'
This was originally: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1828606
The Ubuntu folks said I should file here instead.
From Ubuntu 18.04's GUI, if I open the "Files" app and go to "Other Locations", I see my samba/SMB server. If I double click it, it then lists some of my shares. Specifically, it lists those where I didn't use Samba's 'access based share enumeration = yes' (which allows some shares to be made completely invisible to some users). Note that it has not yet asked me to authenticate, so it makes sense that I shouldn't yet be able to see shares I'm not entitled to.
The bug is: even after I authenticate (and let it remember my password), then go back to Other Locations>MyServer, it still doesn't show the other shares. In fact, I can't find any way to see the other shares.
Contrast this with macOS Finder. If I navigate to MyServer in the share list, it doesn't show any shares until I authenticate, then it shows all shares that the user has access to (and none of the shares the user doesn't have access to).
Ubuntu could either:
- adopt macOS Finder behaviour and get authentication first, or
- update the share list after authentication is performed.
Its current behaviour makes some shares totally inaccessible (the crux of the bug).
I doubt it matters, but my server is: FreeNAS 11.2-U4.1 (current newest) using ZFS, running samba 4.9.6. Other users on the FreeNAS forum see the same behaviour, so it's not particular to my setup.