Samba File sharing

By ljrabino ·
ONe of our late programmer who is no longer working for us configured a SMB File Sharing but the problem is that for some reason it kicks us all off and in order for us to connect back we have to restart our computers (Only mac osx). Here are the details:

1. we are on DHCP
2. We are mac osx users that get boot off but windows has no problem reconnecting

A help would very much appreciated thank you.

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the problem is

by Jaqui In reply to Samba File sharing

mac, obviously. get a pc.

Seriously though, that is an unusual problem.
Without version number for samba, there isn't much help anyone can offer.

I know that my recent version of samba doesn't do this to the mac user connected through samba for file share.

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I suggest this software for MAC to PC File Sharing

by Snuffy09 In reply to Samba File sharing

Admit MAC (lite weight Mac client software. Allows Macs to be managed like Windows clients)

Takes care of alot of headaches

Easy config

Worth the $

Good Luck

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How to Connect to Windows File Sharing (SMB)

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Samba File sharing

Follow the steps in this article to connect to Windows File Sharing (SMB) from Mac OS X 10.1 or later. SMB is the native sharing protocol for Microsoft Windows operating systems, but it may be offered by other computers.
Products Affected

Mac OS X 10.1, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5

Follow these steps:

1. Click the Finder icon in the Dock.
2. Choose Connect to Server from the Go menu (see Note 1).
3. In the address field of the Connect to Server dialog, type the URL using this syntax (see Note 3):


4. Click Connect.

You will be prompted for the workgroup, user name, and password. In addition to connecting to actual Microsoft Windows computers, you may also use the Connect to Server dialog to connect to a Macintosh that is offering Windows File Sharing.

For more info go here:

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