Samba Server For Mac Os


We have file perm issues with our SAN. Basically our SAN doesnt like SMB 2 from our Macs, so we use SMB 1 (slower, but less corrupty...). We are moving away from this SAN shortly though.

I ensure this command is ran on all of our clients (either on the base image, deployment workflow or sent our via ARD terminal command)

Samba File Server

sudo sh -c 'echo '[default]' >> /etc/nsmb.conf; echo 'smb_neg=smb2_only' >> /etc/nsmb.conf'


Connect your Mac to shared computers and servers. You can connect to shared computers and file servers on your network, including Mac and Windows computers that have file sharing turned on, and servers that use protocols such as SMB. You can connect by either browsing or entering the computer’s or server’s network address. To connect to your CIFS home directory or web space, your computer will need to be on the Duke network.If you are not on the Duke network, you will need to connect to VPN.For instructions, please see VPN instructions for Mac OS. Click on the Finder. From the Go menu, choose Connect to Server.A dialog box appears. Do the following: For personal home directories, type cifs://homedir.oit.duke.

this forces SMB2 on the client

you can then view the share connection with this command:

smbutil statshares -a

which shows what flavour of SMB is being used.

To remove the nsb.conf file and revert back to defaults, use this command :

rm /etc/nsmb.conf


What is remote drive mapping?

Remote drive mapping is designed to make working with files on the Rutgers central server systems (that is, on RCI and Eden) as convenient as possible. With remote drive mapping, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) software or any other special software isn't needed to access files. Once connected via an assigned drive letter, the files will be just as easy to change as if they were located on your own hard disk.

  • A valid RCI or EDEN account.
  • For access off-campus, the Cisco VPN software configured to connect to the Rutgers network. Documentation located at
  • A Samba password, which must first be obtained by clicking on the Samba Access link on the respective system's Webtools page below. The Samba password, separate from the RCI or Eden password, will be sent to the account owner's e-mail address. The same holds true for departmental accounts and student organization accounts


  • The path to connect to the shared folders There are two possible Samba paths. The first is www, the public_html directory in which Web page files are kept. The second is homes which is the special directory on the account which users are allowed to access using Samba.
  • Finally the name of the host (i.e. RCI or Eden) upon which the share will be located.

From the Mac OS X Toolbar click on the Go menu and select Connect to server

In the Server Address field. type in the appropriate path. The path will be entered in the following format: smb://system_name/share_name

For example, to mount the RCI_drive directory type:


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to mount the public_html directory.

Click on connect after the address has been written

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Click Connect to connect to the Samba directory. You will be prompted for your netid and your unique Samba password that was e-mailed to your RCI account

A screen will appear displaying the contents of the remote share on RCI.

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Files can now be moved, removed, and accessed as if the files were on the computer the user is using.

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