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I think that you might be looking at the /Volumes/ folder with Terminal, right? But it shows the proper name of the same folder using Finder. The share$ name in /Volumes/ only affects my shell scripts, so I've ignored the difference and life is not too bad ;)


I've had to do this as well, and I have an Applescript I wrote and cobbled together from working sources to request the user's password and then use mount_smbfs to mount to a specific location (with folders already set up). This prevents stale passwords from quickly locking out the account, and also prevents passwords in the script body. I do hard-code the ...


Basically, on Mac OS X Leopard and higher, any connection discovered in the sidebar that connects via SMB will have the beige CRT with the Windows BSOD. Any AFP connection will appear differently.

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