1 Dec If SMB is not available, it tries to connect using Apple File Protocol (AFP). To connect to a Mac or Windows computer that is sharing files on your local network, look under the Shared section of any Finder window. You can also access local file shares from Open and Save windows and sheets. To connect to. Apple Mac OS X connect to SMB (samba/CIFS) share. Go | Connect to Server. smb://servername/sharename (in this case, acfiles is currently). username password. viola. Note: for some servers. In , you may have to change your /etc/ see for details. In , see. 23 Mar The upcoming release of Mac OS X Lion Server will remove the formerly bundled open source Samba software and replace it with Apple's own tools for Windows file sharing and network directory services. Apple began bundling Samba with Mac OS X , enabling Mac users to connect.
24 Mar Changes to its licensing may lead Samba, an open source suite of tools for networking with Windows systems, to be chopped from Mac OS X Lion, according to a report from AppleInsider. Instead, Apple will develop its own solutions for interacting with neighboring Windows systems over a network. So can this be used to upgrade the Apple SMB in and before? If so, how? I volunteer for a group that refurbishes donated computers for benevolent causes in the third world and am not quite sure if this can be used to fix it or not. I looked at the developer site, but didn't find the answers. But it may be that I just didn't. 3 Jun Apple broke SMB file transfer speeds by forcing client signing on by default. Here's how to fix it.
26 Mar Apple hasn't updated SAMBA in 3 years, and for Lion, they're dumping it altogether for something homegrown. The reason? SAMBA is now GPLv3. Apple has included SAMBA for file sharing in Windows networks since 's Mac OS X However, recently, SAMBA switched to version 3 of the GPL. 24 May Just putting this out there: there is a known issue with the update and SMB. After updating I can no longer connect to shares via SMB. Called in and spoke with Apple yesterday and they are aware. Engineers are working on it now . Our environment is AD so I was no longer getting the prompt for my. You'll need to install a third-party app like VLC or Plex to play off a Samba/SMB share. I believe VLC can read directly off a Samba share, but Plex might need you to mount the share on a computer and install Plex Server on that computer. You can then play just about any modern video file thru those apps.