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10.3: Easy access to AppleTalk shares in Panther
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Dec 16, '03 08:40:14AM
Try using the url form in 'Connect to Server' and it will indeed use AppleTalk to connect to the AFP server.

I use this with Windows NT Server SFM shares all the time. AppleTalk only.

Yes, this is also how I do it at work. We have a Win 2000 file server which has three AppleShare volumes.

Originally I used the Recent Servers aliases from the OS 9 system folder (from when this G4 was running OS9 only) and mounted the three volumes this way. They show up on the desktop. This was not using the Chooser. Then I added the mounted volumes to my startup items. The usual window pops up, which I just have to hit OK.

The one thing I wouldn't do is use SMB to browse or mount Apple Shares that are on a W2K server. It messes with the file names, and you see all your invisible files. Also OS X doesn't seem to know what to do with some files, such as thinking Quark files are UNIX executables!

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