When I try to mount two ExtremeZ-IP volumes using the Mac OS 9’s Network Browser, my Mac hangs. I am using AppleShare Client 3.8.5.

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  • Product:
    ExtremeZ-IP
  • Version:
    1.1.3-Current
  • Document Type:
    FAQ
  • Revised:
    2/27/2007
  • Reviewed:
    2/27/2007

Question:

When I try to mount two ExtremeZ-IP volumes using the Mac OS 9’s Network Browser, my Mac hangs. I am using AppleShare Client 3.8.5.

Answer:

AppleShare Client 3.8.5 has a number of problems with the DHX UAM, which is the part of the client that provides support for encrypted passwords. There are several crashes that can occur. If you were running MacsBug on your machines, you would have seen the Mac crash with an error instead of just hanging as it did.

Fortunately, these crashes appear to be fixed in AppleShare Client 3.8.6, which is available from Apple. The latest client available as a direct download from Apple is 3.8.8, and is available at:

About AppleShare Client 3.8.8 Document and Software

(Note that AppleShare Client 3.9 is available for some Mac OS versions, but is not available as a separate download. Also, all Mac OS X systems include a functional AppleShare client.)

Apple’s documentation claims that AppleShare Client 3.8.6 (and later versions) fixes a problem crashing when connecting to a Mac OS X Server; under the hood, however, the real problems are bugs in the client’s implementation of DHX encrypted logons. Since not many servers support DHX (in fact, ExtremeZ-IP and Mac OS X Server are the only two commercial servers), Apple’s documentation does not give the entire story. We actually worked with Apple’s AppleShare client engineers right after Mac OS 9 came out to identify some of these issues; Apple had not thoroughly tested the functionality with their own servers, while we found it with ours.

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