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File sharing without installing SAMBA
Authored by: wankomatic2000 on Feb 26, '02 11:03:57PM

If you just want to get files off your iBook and onto your PC you don't need to install SAMBA.

SAMBA will allow you to pull files from your iBook while sitting at your PC. You can achieve the same result by sharing a folder on your PC (assuming that File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is installed).

1. Share a folder on your PC. Make sure the permissions will allow you to write to it from another computer on the network.

2. Open the Finder on your Mac.

3. Hit Command-K. A "Connect to Server" dialog will appear.

4. In the "Address:" text box, type in the Windows Networking name of your PC and the folder that you've shared; it should look something like this when you're finished:


5. Type in your Workgroup or domain name, your user name and password.

That's it.

If everything went right, you'll have a new drive at the top level of your Finder window. From your Finder, you can drag and drop files to copy them onto your PC.

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File sharing without installing SAMBA
Authored by: pfurbacher on Jun 03, '02 07:41:52PM
This standard set of instructions has never worked for me.
Nothing I do allows me to see shared drives or folders
on my Win 2K box from this Powerbook which is running
Samba. I can see all my OS X shares from the Win 2K box,
but smb://PeeCeeName[or IP address]/SharedFolderOrDiskName
emphatically does not work.

I always get a "server returned error 1" message.

Do these instructions assume that the Windows box is
running Windows Server? Any other assumptions
besides having "File Sharing for Microsoft Network"


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File sharing without installing SAMBA
Authored by: pfurbacher on Jun 12, '02 03:30:29PM

Well, to answer my own post, it appears that there are
two things one should avoid in order to get the Command-K
"Connect to server..." to work:

1. Avoid characters such as hyphens in the Windows computer's name.
(Silly me.)

2. IP addresses, as in "smb://<share_name>"
simply do not seem to work. (Someone else has pointed
this out in another OS X Hints thread.)

Can't wait for Jaguar's "Rendevous" (ZeroConf), though.

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