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Disable SSH at public, leave on at home

I have SSH (remote login), VNC (screen sharing), and SMB (file sharing) all enabled via the sharing menu in settings. I need these at home. When I go to somewhere & connect to public wifi, these ...
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How to name or alias shares in macOS file servers on macOS 12+?

I have a number of SMB shares from a macOS host (server) that tend to have very generic names for normal folders such as Downloads or other such folders. I need to be able to identify these on the ...
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Smb issues with Mac 12.5 Monterey

I have an Linux VM running Openmediavault on a separate machine which has a usb3 external drive plugged in. I use this for file shares and time machine backups. It has worked perfectly for years. ...
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How to turn on and find connection logging for SMB Windows file sharing server log in macOS 12 (Monterey)+?

Having some trouble finding out if a Windows client is actually hitting a macOS 12 file server. It seems like they are, but I can't seem to find any connection / access logs that indicate such things ...
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SMB mount fails on login, but only on login

I'm hoping someone can perhaps shed some light on this. I got a brand new M1 Mac Mini running Monterey 12.4, I have a samba share running in an lxc next to it. Excerpt from the smb.conf: [general] ...
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Intermittent SMB/AFP connection issues after switching company network to VLANs

I need a little bit of help to troubleshoot our company network. We have 10+ Macs (different versions) and they are connected to a Mac Server providing a SMB/AFP network share. A few weeks ago, we ...
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I can't share certain files and folder through SMB

I am trying to share some folders and my external USB hard drive through smb for my local network. However, certain folders cannot be shared. The folders appear when go to finder->network and click ...
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Cannot copy files but can copy folders to SMB share

I've set up my Raspberry Pi to share an external HDD as a samba share. My clients are macOS 11.6 and 11.5. I've followed the Samba Wiki page on how to configure samba to work better with Apple. I can ...
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How to fix macOS 12.3 Finder is unable to reliably copy large files to SMB shares

About when macOS 12.3 shipped I am unable to reliably copy files to SMB shares with the Finder with an M1 Max MBP. The copied files on the share are corrupted (the share has not been updated in months ...
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Sharing MacOS network links to Windows User [duplicate]

At work I'm one of the few employees working on a MacOs. I often get Windows shared network links from colleagues and convert them locally with a script...more or less successful. For e.g. (Windows ...
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Share Windows/MacOS links with colleagues [duplicate]

Is there an easy possibility for Windows/MacOS link conversion to share links with colleagues? I have a windows link for e.g.: \\networkshare\folder\file.txt and i want to convert to: smb://...
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iOS Files.app doesn't connect to SMB share "connection to the server has failed"

I can't connect to an SMB share using my iPhone (iOS 15.3.1); when I try to connect to the same hostname, same port, same credentials on my Mac it works fine (I copy-pasted so there's no possibility ...
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How to add/modify tags for files on network shares in iOS/iPadOS?

I have a Samba network share where I want to add/modify tags on files. This works just fine on macOS. And in the Files.app on iOS & iPadOS, I can see the tags I have applied on Mac when I connect ...
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MacOs - Keep SMB server mounts alive on temporary VPN connection drops/reconnects

I am using SSTP VPN Connections (via SSTPc) on my MacBook and am mounting manually SMB Drives from the VPN Network. Hwr, anytime my VPN Connection drops, my Mounts are unmounted and not there in ...
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How to mount a network server, not a drive on the server for Time Machine over VPN

On my local home network, I have a Raspberry Pi Samba server I use for Time Machine. It is discoverable in the Network Finder Tab and in the Time Machine preferences. However, away from home, on my ...
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Debugging network interaction between iPad and mac mini

My setup is an iPad (iPadOS 15.3) (8 ft of clear space to the router and a Mac Mini M1 (macOS 12.2) connected to the router via wired ethernet and wifi turned off. Earlier versions of the operating ...
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Samba smb file transfer extremely slow

So, as I don't have a SATA - USB 3 adaptor in hand right now, I decided to backup a Windows disk from the PC thought ethernet 100Mb/s (~12KB/s) so I don't have to disassemble the PC. I'd boot with a ...
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I have a Time Machine backup server on a Raspberry PI using the latest Samba, One Mac works fine, two others do not

I have a 2017 iMac running : System Version: macOS 11.6 (20G165) Kernel Version: Darwin 20.6.0 (Big Sur) and a 2021 Macbook Pro (M1 Pro) System Version: macOS 12.01 (20G165) Kernel Version: Darwin 21....
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Make Spotlight to index WebDAV network drive?

I have a network drive, which I mount to Finder using WebDAV protocol. Even though it works with no problems, Spotlight can't index it. However, when I mount this disk using SMB3, it does get indexed. ...
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Restoring from a Time Machine Backup from a network (SMB) fails after disk replacement

I just exchanged my 2 TB HDD in my A1419 27" 5K late 2015 iMac to a 2 TB SSD (before that, it was part of a Fusion Drive configuration). Now I went into recovery mode on startup and tried ...
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MBP can only connect to B-BOX-3V+ SMB share once, not twice or more

The setup: 8TB drive partitioned into 2 partitions of which one is 3.99TB (NAS-HOME) This drive is hooked up to a Proximus (ISP) B-BOX-3V+ (router) USB1 port The partition is formatted EXT3 as the ...
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File sharing always given authentication errors [duplicate]

I've used file sharing on all my Macs in the past, and it works great. I got a new M1 Mac Mini, and as usual, I tried to enable File Sharing on it. Every time I attempt to connect to it from other Mac ...
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SMB File Sharing on Big Sur reverts to default permissions automatically

Running Big Sur 11.5 and trying to use File Sharing to access my drive on my local network. I only wish to allow the primary user access so I set the permissions accordingly ("everyone" has ...
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Stop Files From Being Given the 'nodump' Flag When Accessed Over SMB

Is there any way to stop files from being given the 'nodump' flag when accessed over the network via SMB? This happens all the time when I'm using files on the external boot drive I use with my iMac ...
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"The operation couldn't be completed"/"Operation canceled" error message when saving to a Samba share via Files app

I'm using the Files app on my iPhone and iPad to save photos to an SMB network share provided by Samba on an Ubuntu 20.04 server. Since around iOS/iPadOS 14.5, trying to save a new file to the share ...
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How to automount an SMB share and keep it mounted and remount automatically if disconnected temporarily?

Been using a gem of an app called AutoMounter, but it seems to have perhaps been having some issues in Big Sur occasionally. How can one automatically mount SMB shares in macOS 11 (Big Sur) with just ...
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Finder has trouble mounting folders with special characters

I know in general it's bad to name files and folders with special characters. As an example: I created a folder on our NAS and named it test% so far so good, no error on creating it like "you can'...
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Why can't I connect to my Kodi server from my Ipad?

i’m trying to connect to Kodi (running on LibreElec) from my iOS (iPad) device. In Kodi, I have settings>services>samba enabled. No login & password. In iOS, I went to Files app > menu &...
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How do you preserve permissions from a windows SMB share?

I'm troubleshooting an issue where permissions get stripped from folders/files when accessing a Windows SMB share from OSX. ENV: OSX Workstations (Mojave) Windows AD Server (2012 R2) Windows FTP ...
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Allow symbolic links in SMB file sharing

I symlink directories I want to share into ~/Base/shared. I have enabled File Sharing (via SMB) on this directory, but symlinks are shown just as links and are not followed to their target (you can ...
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When accessing my Windows DFS share on my Mac machine, it shows empty folder

I have a domain server mydomain.com and a DFS server which is part of mydomain.com. DFS server has a share with namespace //mydomain.com/Datashare, which points to a TestData folder inside the machine....
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How to connect to a Windows PC?

I've tried to connect my MacBook to my Windows 10 PC via SMB without success. My Windows PC is in a private network and I shared a folder readable by Everyone. One time I found the Windows PC on my ...
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Does OS X support SMB Direct (RDMA)?

SMB over RDMA technology was introduced in SMB 3.0, and gained broader popularity in the last couple of years. Does anyone know if I can recompile sharing or enable this on macOS?
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macOS does not browse folder on SMB share (folder displayed as light-blue folder) [duplicate]

macOS does not browse a folder on SMB share. The folder displayed as light blue folder. The folder was copied onto this share exactly from the same Mac with the same user. Permissions are 100% okay on ...
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Working with smb:// links

I'm connected to an SMB share called SHARE1. I see it in the Finder, on my desktop, etc. with the name SHARE1 Let's say from the Finder, I right click on a file from it, choose Get Info, then copy the ...
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Unable to access OS X SMB share FROM a Win10 (domain) PC, not accepting passwords

I've setup a File Sharing on my Mac Mini (Late 2014, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5). When I try to access it from a Win10 (v1507) PC with File Explorer address of \\1.2.3.4 (IP of mac) it prompts for a ...
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How do I mount a Synology remote folder on iPad running iOS 13.3

I have a number of shared folders on a Synology drive which I can mount without any issues on a couple of different Macbooks running different versions of Mac OSX. I am assuming the folders are ...
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Access Windows SMB folder without account/password from Mac

I am trying to access the folders that I have shared on my Windows machine. These folders are shared without the need for a password or account. I can access them from another Windows computer or ...
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Is it possible to backup via Time Machine to SMB behind NAT on non-standard ports?

I have a Linux server with an exposed SMB share Backup. It's physically connected to a LAN via a router. MacBook Pro physically connected to the same LAN via the same router can connect, set up Time ...
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SMB connections from OS X to Chromebook timing out after 15 minutes

I'm trying to transfer a bunch of large files from an old iMac running OS X Sierra (last supported version) to a Chromebook. Using standard File Sharing (SMB) on the OS X end and Google's standard ...
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Pool multiple drives into a single network share in macOS 10.14 or later

I have a mac fileserver with multiple drives that I'd like to combine into a single pool (such that the filesystems appear to be combined together) and then have accessible as a network share, ...
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Can I not share external hard drives through my Macbook's standard file sharing system?

I'm trying to share an external hard drive through lan file sharing (SMB). The sharing works for folders and file in my Macbook. I have set up a “Sharing” account that I give access to the files I ...
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All network folders are not visible from macOS

I am facing a weird issue with our co-workers' machines who are working on macOS. We have File Server hosted on windows and end-user are accessing the network path from macOS Mojave. There is no ...
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One mac can file share to another, but not to a 3rd

This is tricky to articulate so I couldn't really find anything in searching. Here is my situation. Home network includes 3 macs: 2018 MBP (mine) running High Sierra 2012 Mac Mini (wife's) running ...
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How to specify network interface for different protocols?

At work, I have 2 interfaces active: WiFi and Ethernet. Eth connects to company network for shared volumes over SMB. But then no Internet. WiFi connects to Internet, but not to company network. I ...
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Cannot connect to SAMBA shares drive after update to Catalina

I have a raspberry pi 4b running raspbian buster lite, connected to this I have a 1TB HDD, on Mojave I was able to connect to the network folder and access the files on it, however with the new ...
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I can not connect to SMB shares after upgrading macOS from Mojave to Catalina [duplicate]

Before I upgraded, I used Command K to connect an SMB share. I had upgraded macOS from Mojave to Catalina yesterday. When I use Command K to connect that SMB share, it doesn’t work. Does the new ...
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No connection to network drive MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)

I updated to Catalina today and now I cannot connect to my network drive via SMB. I've tried: using the ip-address, server name the method of creating a nsmb.conf file Regardless, all I get is an ...
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Use time machine with different MacOS versions and a NAS

I'm going to buy a NAS to back-up different pcs (~15) with Apple time-machine but I'm facing different doubth regarding compatibilities, and possible issues. I will include informations regarding ...
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Finder Search not working when searching network drive shared with SMB connection on Mojave 10.14.0

We went through the nightmare of finding out that 10.14.5 Mojave did not allow other Macs to connect via SMB without freezing client's Finders and/or not connecting or dropping connections. To fix ...