Hey there, all you fellow sufferers of the iTunes Shared Drive …
Sorry to say that I have nothing to add to say that the problem has gone away or has been fixed by the previous suggestions. I’m using a MacBook Pro, which can access the relevant folders via Finder, and via the web interface, so it strikes me as more than a little odd that iTunes cannot share the drive.
However, I am also using the WD Anywhere Backup client, and that has been displaying ‘disconnected’ in the Backup window, even though the background services appear to working (I have reported this to memeo who are investigating it). This leads me to believe that there may (on the Mac at least) be some subtle problem in the protocol handling (or even some stupidity in the handshaking) of the software or firmware (at either end!).
The iTunes issue did not arise initially - it simply refused to show anything on the shared drive via that application and then, for some unknown reason, it decided to throw up the error (-3260) with port 3689 identified as the root cause of the problem. Of course, as mentioned by the WD representative above, this error is all over the internet and it would appear to have been a problem for quite a while (one posting was in 2004!!).
Right, that’s enough from me for the time being. My thanks to the other contributors to this thread for their helpful hints. If I get to the bottom of this problem, I will share it with you all (and the World!). My details are below:
MacBook Pro, with 2.4 GHz Intel Core 23 Duo, with 4GB RAM and running Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
WD My Book World Edition I Details : 01.01.16 with MioNet 188.8.131.52