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Long hostnames and Windows share trouble Network
I found that I was able to mount CIFS (Windows, for example) shares on some servers, but not others, and the cause turned out to be that the hostname of my computer was just too long.

During the OS 10.1 setup the hostname for my computer was automagically set to "Bennett Hendry's Computer" (without the quotes), which showed up in DNS as bennett-hendry-s-computer. I opened the Sharing preferences panel and changed it to bhendry-mac.

Now I am able to mount CIFS shares on any server without trouble. I also don't need to specify the longer syntax mentioned in previous hints. The syntax "smb://server/share" works perfectly every time in the Connect To Server dialog box.

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