[Samba] Samba and OSX

Jim Morris jim at morris-world.com
Thu Jan 2 14:24:00 GMT 2003

On Wed, 2003-01-01 at 16:21, Jim LaSalle wrote:

> How do I map OSX to Samba file shares? I'm not new to Samba but OSX is a 
>   puzzle. I can get the Mac OSX to see the Samba server but not the 
> shares. Maybe I'm so hung up on the Windows "net use D: \\server\share" 
> syntax I can see the forest for the trees.

Use the Go->Servers option, or something like that - I don't have my
iBook in front of me at the moment.  When you do that, type the server
name, and connect to the server. To see the full list of shares, you may
need to click the 'Authenticate' button, and give a valid
username/password pair for the Samba server.  Once you do this, the full
list of shares should be viewable via a drop down list. Once you pick
one of the shares and then click the 'Connect' button, it will be
mounted as a volume on your desktop.

Alternatively, you can use command line tools such as smbclient, and I
am sure that the 'mount' command has syntax for mounting an SMB share
into the /Volumes directory hierarchy on OS X.

I hope that helps.....  like I said, I am running off memory here, but I
have mounted my Samba server shares many times on my iBook, using
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