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10.5: Extended character set passwords and SMB shares Network
After upgrading to Leopard, whenever I would try to mount SMB shares on my company's network, the Finder would hang interminably on the "Connecting to Server" progress dialog (the network is Active Directory-based).

My password, like many that of many people, contains some extended characters. Today I tried URI-escaping the password, and it worked! I was able to connect immediately to all shares. To URI escape a password, try the following:
ruby -ruri -e 'puts URI.escape("YourPasswordHere")'
Copy and paste the result in the Finder's username/password dialog, and mount away!
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10.5: Extended character set passwords and SMB shares
Authored by: lar3ry on Nov 13, '07 06:41:20AM
Instead of selecting the result, use the pbcopy utility to emit the password into the copy buffer:

ruby -ruri -e 'puts URI.escape("YourPasswordHere")' | pbcopy


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