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Create Windows-accessible Public shares via Samba
Authored by: MichelP on Oct 07, '05 07:08:09AM
For people not willing to mess with .conf files, I'd recommend Sharepoints an excelent donationware:
http://www.hornware.com/sharepoints/
It allows to create new users, add/change mount points for AFS and SMB services. Available as an app or prefPane.

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Create Windows-accessible Public shares via Samba
Authored by: gullevek on Oct 07, '05 07:15:09AM

this is a must have. It actually makes Mac OS X way more useful. Especially at home, where you might have tons of externel HDs with pictures and other things you want to share ...



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Create Windows-accessible Public shares via Samba
Authored by: sudoman on Oct 07, '05 12:46:06PM

Maybe this is easier to use for some, but I personally found it to be confusing. If you know how to set-up a public share with that program, I'd be interested in knowing how. : )



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Create Windows-accessible Public shares via Samba
Authored by: mhorn on Oct 08, '05 08:02:49AM

What problems did you run into when trying to use SharePoints?



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SharePoints public share config
Authored by: wyntir on Oct 09, '05 05:02:27PM
This SharePoints config works for me for public shares (important bits circled in red).

It's important that, if you want the shared folder accessible by guests, that the permissions have read-access all the way down to it. (E.g., to share your ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Library/ folder, ~, Music, iTunes, and iTunes Library all need to be world-readable.)

Also make sure you're in the same workgroup as your Windows friends in the SMB props tab.

SharePoints is definitely one of the best OSX utilities, bar none.

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