Concerning the sharing of files between computers using the Samba protocol.

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How can I mount an SMB share from the command line?

I would like to mount an SMB network share from the command line (terminal); how would I go about that? I am using Mac OS X 10.6.4.
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How can I backup my system to a remote server (AFP, Samba, or NFS share)?

Here's the goal: I have a backup server with a ZFS filesystem with built in compression and snapshots. All our machines backup there nightly with rsync, and then a ZFS snapshot is taken, so we have ...
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How can I get Snow Leopard to properly reconnect to my Windows network drives after it goes to sleep?

My mac goes to sleep. It wakes up. The volumes mounted to a Windows server in my house all work. I can see pictures and listen to music. Until I can't. After two or three sleep/wake cycles, I can't ...
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Dot-files and other meta data on non-Mac network shares

Is there a way to tell Finder to not use (or worry about) the ._* files and other meta-data files it normally tries to use when it's on a network share? Currently when I'm in Finder and I try to copy ...
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How to access Windows share from an iPad?

I didn't find any iPad app that's supporting samba. What is the best way to access Windows shares from an iPad?
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How to disable ._ AppleDouble files for SMB?

I have a small problem. I don't want that our Macs here create the ._ files to the network drive. For example when you copy an image over the finder to the SMB storage. Is there a way to disable this ...
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Adding SMB share to sidebar in OSX Mountain Lion

Is there a way to add an SMB share to the sidebar in Finder, such that when I click on the alias, it mounts the share and opens it up like a regular folder? You can do this in Linux and Windows, and ...
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Why won't OS X Mountain Lion remember smb password on login?

After mounting an smb shared drive and putting in my username and password, OS X will ask me if I want to save password to keychain. I can say yes but it will not save it. The drive has also been ...
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Mac OS binding to Samba PDC

Does anyone join a Mac OS to Samba PDC? My point is to build a single domain for different clients (win xp, win 7, mac os 10.6) with home folders and roaming profiles. I see 2 posible solutions: 1. ...
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Do you have a better way to browse Windows 7 machines in Finder (SL 10.6.5)?

Browsing the "network neighborhood" in OS X Finder does show XP machines, but not Windows 7 machines. (Vista machines have a similar problem). I can connect manually to Windows 7 machines ("connect to ...
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Time Machine Backup to Samba Share under Mac OS Lion

In earlier versions of Mac OS you could enable TimeMachine to use Samba-Shares as a Backup-Target using this: defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1 and create ...
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Connect to Server as guest from command line

I have a SAMBA share I mount on my Mac from time to time. I do this in Finder with Go > Connect to Server..., typing smb://192.168.1.1 into the Server Address field and pressing Connect. On the ...
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Can you run Samba on Snow Leopard workstations?

it appears that Samba functionality is restricted to the server edition of OS X 10.6 - is there a workaround or third-party solution?
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finding the remote IP address used by a mounted SMB share

Using Finder, I have mounted an SMB share which resides on my NAS . When I use the mount command, the NAS is listed with the name it advertises (nas-smb). mbp:~ me$ mount /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, ...
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Samba Troubles With My Mac - Password Never Accepted

I've been tinkering with my router and have flashed it to use DD-WRT (a Linux distro that can provide me with some extra functionality). This in turn has allowed me to create a Samba server to share ...
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“The operation can’t be completed because the item is in use” when deleting from Samba mounted drive

I have a USB drive plugged into my Asus RT-N66U router and shared over SMB. I originally formatted this drive on a Mac. I have two Trendnet TV-IP572PI surveillance cameras that records snapshots/video ...
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OS X Samba file sharing continuously asks for password

I'm trying to share my MacBook's files via Samba sharing. I've set it up in Settings, but can't connect to the machine from another computer! On the other computer I set up the connection with the ...
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How can you avoid error -43 when copying symlinked folder in Finder with a SAMBA share?

The context From a Mac running Mountain Lion, a share "Multimedia" served by QNAP NAS is mounted as root via SAMBA in the Finder. Let's say I create a symbolic link of a directory on the NAS such ...
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guest access to samba shares on 10.8

Is there any way to allow public (ie no user/password prompt) access to samba shares using the mountain lion built in server? Even with Everyone set to read/write in System Preferences and the guest ...
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Samba is removed from Lion. How is the role of auto_master changed [closed]

I used to use the /etc/auto_master file to load SMB shares in Snow leopard Mac OS X Now that Samba is removed, I wonder what should be the correct way to auto mount windows shares.
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I'm getting lots of Samba “too many open files” errors. How can I troubleshoot?

I'm using Mac OS X Snow Leapord. My iMac's hard drive has been getting unexpectedly full, and I finally tracked the problem down to a huge file: private/var/log/samba/log.smbd.old, weighing in at ...
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Mount Windows share automatically with Active Directory credentials

In our environment we have a bunch of iMacs running Mountain Lion that are bound to Active Directory for authentication, and we also have a Windows share that we would like all Active Directory ...
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How to add smbutil as a lookup mechanism for hostnames

There are a bunch of computers on my network that are not on the DNS server. They broadcast their name using Samba or are Windows Workgroup machines. When I run either ping or try to access them over ...
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Spotlight: Unable to index network SMB share

I'm trying to turn on spotlight for my NAS drive. I have it mounted in OSX 10.8.2 as the following: /Volumes/Trogdor (smbfs, nodev, nosuid, mounted by soltrain) mdutil returns the following: ...
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Running a command via SSH on the Mac causes exception; works fine when directly connected

I am trying to sign some code for an application. I can log into my Mac (Mountain Lion) and do this easily: codesign -s "Developer ID Application: My Name" -f /path/to/appfile/mounted/elsewhere.app ...
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Can't Connect to Samba Drive Using OS X Lion

I've come across many threads on Apple, but haven't found a solution that works for me. I understand that the Samba has been removed from OS X, and Apple has developed their own version. I remember ...
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Mac doesn't recognize hosts on local network

I have a Linux server in my cupboard. My Windows machines can connect to it via its hostname. I have never configured any DNS server; all I did was assign the Linux box a name when I installed Ubuntu ...
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Viewing dollar sign shares over Samba on OS X?

I love Finder's built-in "connect to server" functionality. It's great, if not a bit hidden! (Those of you that don't know about it, right-click the Finder icon in your dock and hit Connect to Server) ...
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Question Regarding Bootcamp and Windows 7

I am possible going to install windows 7 on my iMac using the standard bootcamp setup and have a question about this setup. I will store all of my large movies on the mac and will need good access to ...
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Versions support on a Samba share

I have grown to really value Versions in Lion. However it only works on a locally mounted disk on my Mac. The majority of my files are stored on Samba shares on Linux servers, for which Versions is ...
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How to fix error code -43 (copying files to my samba shares)?

When I copy some files/apps to my samba shares (1 running FreeBSD and the other is running Debian Linux), I get an error code -43. this is the text of the error message operation cannot be ...
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Samba installed on Mac OS X Mav, how can I test it using smbclient?

I can't tell if Samba (open Source) installed on Mac OS X mav is running & working I try to access the smb share from a windows machine using \10.0.0.10\var\www (the share name in smb.conf), but ...
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Samba share randomly unable to move files/folders

I'm having strange permissions issues with my OSX 10.8.4 server. I stopped using the Apple v2.2.1 server app due to numerous issues & now have samba 3.6.15 installed via Macports, which mostly ...
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Permissions for /Volumes are different with Network vs Local Time Machine folders?

I've been running local Time Machine backups to an external FireWire drive since I got my MacBook a few months ago. But now that my wife picked up a MacBook as well, I'd like to move to a solution ...
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Mount a samba drive, with password from keychain

I have a problem with Jettison, that tries to remount a samba drive, that is protected by a password. It uses the following command line: /sbin/mount_smbfs //[user]@[server]/work /Volumes/work Of ...
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SMBd does not start

I disabled the built-in samba server in OS X 10.7.4 and I installed Macports' smbd, because it is much more reliable. Unfortunately, the daemon does not start, I get this in console log: 02/09/12 ...
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Samba share on Mountain Lion freezes

I'm using a Mac Mini (Mid 2010) with Mountain Lion on (OS X 10.8 12A269 – not OS X Server) as a file server at my home network. The Mac is equipped with an external 2TB USB disk (Western Digital). ...
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How to copy file/folder beginning with dot from Mac to PC without hidden attribute?

I have Mac (OSX Lion) and PC (Windows 7) with a shared folder. To mount Windows shared folder I use "Connect to Server" in Finder. All files and folders are copied ok except for the files that begin ...
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How can I force Finder.app to use NTLMv2 when connecting to Windows file shares?

I need to allow Mac users to connect to Samba/CIFS shares that are forcing NTLMv2 (or higher), but unfortunately, Finder.app doesn't seem to be able to support this (e.g., this Apple discussion ...
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Transmission frequently locks up when writing to Samba share at more than 3MB/s

For every torrent I download, I set its destination to my fileserver, which my Mac is connected to via Samba. When download speeds are higher than about 3 megabytes a second, Transmission will lock up ...
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Directories being shared without being on the file sharing list

I'm having an issue with file sharing in Lion using the default system pref pane. Although the list shows no share points, i can see that my home folder, and Macintosh HD are being shared, despite my ...
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How to inherit ACL's/permissions automatically when creating new folder using Finder?

We are using an Iomega file storage which is connected to our network. Our Windows Domain Controller is creating a share to this file storage, so our Windows users can easily access the share using ...
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Automount'ed Samba Shares accessible via Commandline but hidden in Finder?

I have 4 samba shares on a Synology DiskStation that I successsfully automount on my 10.9 / Mavericks based system under /Shares/ and when I open the command line I can go there just fine and list the ...
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What does it mean to have “custom access”?

I'm having some permissions-related trouble with OSX clients and a Samba server. When I create, for example, a new directory on the mounted share, it will be created with rwxr-xr-x permissions. But ...
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Network disconnect causes leftover directory under /Volumes

I have the following issue on Snow Leopard (10.6.8) after mounting a network drive (⌘+K in Finder. When I disconnect the laptop from the network without dismounting the drive, I get the Finder ...
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Connecting to samba share with different username on Tiger

I'm trying to connect to a Samba share from a laptop running Tiger (10.4.11). When I use Connect to server..., and enter smb://ip.of.the.server in the text box, I get an error saying that it ...
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iPhone as Samba Server?

My aim here is to make my iPhone 4S (running iOS 5.0) serve its music library over SMB/Samba (Windows File Sharing protocol) so any computer on the LAN can access it. Are there any iPhone apps ...
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Attempting to run samba with a LaunchAgent - process won't start with system

I've installed Samba3 from MacPorts. (following this guide) To run it I execute sudo /opt/local/sbin/smbd -D && sudo /opt/local/sbin/nmbd -D in a Terminal window and everything works fine. ...
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Can't connect to linux samba server from Mountain Lion

I am running a samba server on my Linux laptop, attempting to share some media on an NTFS-formatted external USB disk drive. I can connect to it flawlessly from my Android phone, can view the folders ...
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Printing to a Windows printer from the command line (smbclient -c “print”)

I am trying to print to a Windows printer server requiring authentication from the command line. An option is to use kinit to get a Kerberos ticket (and it works). On a Linux machine I also managed ...