smbd:  make_connection_snum: canonicalize_connect_path failed for service SHARE

One of our shares refused to work this morning, kept throwing an error saying:

Windows Share Network Error

Looking at the message log file at /var/log/messages showed the following:

There are a number of ways to approach this,

Make sure the folder has the execute bit enabled

Verify that the path of the shared folder on disk hasn’t changed

This was the culprit for us, the location of the folder on disk had changed which is why the share was throwing errors.