Browsing cifs shares in finder randomly returns you to a higher level

  • 7009063
  • 27-Jul-2011
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux
Mac OS X 10.6


While drilling down folder in finder, randomly returns to previous level
Finder changes directories by itself while browsing CIFS shares
Return to higher folder level in CIFS

Users are experiencing an issue where browsing CIFS shares; finder randomly returns them to a previously browsed level.  It is not completely random, as it will occur generally within a few minutes of browsing.



Open a terminal on the Mac workstations, and key the following commands:

echo "[default]">  ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf
echo "notify_off=yes">> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

This issue occurs due to a limitation of the CIFS implementation on OES that is currently under investigation.