I have two OSX computers and I've been sharing a single folder between the two computers using SMB. The computer hosting the folder was previously running OSX 10.10.1 and I was able to connect from High Sierra by selecting Go -> Connect to Server and then typing
smb://example.net/shared_folder. After upgrading both machines to 10.13.3, trying the exact same operation I get the following error:
Now, I noticed that I could connect to the remote server if instead I tried to connect just to
smb://example.net directly without specifying the name of the shared folder.
My first question is, why has this behavior changed? This may or may not also be related to this question: SMB connections throws authentication error after upgrading Mac OS X to 10.13.
However, another interesting thing is that after connecting via the second method which works, I have access to the entire home directory on the remote machine! I have verified that only the default Public folder and the
shared_folder are set up to be shared on the remote machine. So why when I connect via
smb://example.net do I get access to the entire home directory?