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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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File sharing is available on the client under System Preferences>Sharing>File Sharing.

You can then select what to share. Once you've done that click the options button. And select the third option shown in the image below.

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    ie samba is part of standard Snow Leopard not just the server.
    – mmmmmm
    May 29, 2011 at 8:52
  • Would I be right in thinking this functionality to configure SMB shares is new to SL? I certainly haven't bothered to look behind the File Sharing option since the days of Tiger. Many thanks for posting :-)
    – 5arx
    Jul 28, 2011 at 8:28
  • It's been around since tiger, but leopard/sl gave you better sharing options. Aug 1, 2011 at 23:48

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