[Samba] Samba for Mac OS X

Denis Witt denis.witt at concepts-and-training.de
Tue Sep 20 08:04:34 MDT 2011

On 20.09.2011 15:39, Hoover, Tony wrote:

> Of course, those steps are only necessary if you want to share resources
> from your Mac with the rest of your network.  I don't believe the existing
> CIFS (SMB client in the kernel) client has gone away in OSX 10.7.

OSX 10.7 still has an SMB/CIFS client, although the current beta 
(10.7.2) isn't able to connect to a Samba-Share due to authentication 
problems, but I don't know if this will affect the final version.

To have a SMB/CIFS-Share shown up in Finder you'll have to announce the 
Service via Bonjour using port 445.

Samba3 itself is available as MacPorts Portfile:

Of course you will not have a posh GUI, and you don't need Samba to 
connect to an SMB/CIFS-Share.

Bye for now.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org]
> On Behalf Of Daniel Sutton
> Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 8:03 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Samba for Mac OS X
> Dear Samba Community,
> Because Apple has transitioned away from the open-source SAMBA protocol for
> their new 10.7 release of Mac OS X, I was wondering if there is a
> third-party solution to fill this void.  Because OS X is based on Darwin,
> and Darwin is an open-source "free" version of UNIX, I thought there might
> be a solution with an Aqua front-end that would make it easier for Mac
> machines to connect to Windows networks.  If you are able to answer my
> question, I would be very happy!
> Thank you so much, and have a great week,
> --Daniel
> ---------------
> Daniel Sutton
> danielsutton at gmail.com

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