I have a remote Samba share with my web hosting provider. I am unable to access it using OS X 10.8.2, while accessing it from a Windows 7 VM inside the OS X works fine. On OS X, I use "connect to server..." and try to access
smb://servername/sharename. The operation times out with an unspecified error.
According to the hosting provider, this is because Apple dropped native Samba support in 10.7, and started using its own implementation of the protocol instead. This new implementation seems to have compatibility problems that prevent connecting to this particular remote share.
This Apple forum thread seems to confirm that users are having issues since OS X 10.7.
Is there a simple way to get back native Samba support in 10.8.2? I myself am not afraid of some command line tinkering but I want to share this samba drive with a number of colleagues. I wouldn't want to have to make deep changes to their OS Xes.
Alternatively, do any third-party tools exist that add support for "original" Samba?