New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

How can I view "connect to server" places by an alias vs IP


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
rickcr

 
Member Since: Sep 09, 2007
Posts: 25
rickcr is on a distinguished road

rickcr is offline
I have several machines I connect to from my Mac. All of them I'm accessing via IP address. Is there some kind of application that lets me map those favorite places by some alias? (I know I could do this with bash aliases etc but I want something more UI friendly)

Thanks for any help
QUOTE Thanks
Lifeisabeach

 
Lifeisabeach's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 30, 2007
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 6,843
Lifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i3 (mid-2010) + OS 10.9; TV 3; iPhone 5S; iPad 4

Lifeisabeach is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickcr View Post
I have several machines I connect to from my Mac. All of them I'm accessing via IP address. Is there some kind of application that lets me map those favorite places by some alias? (I know I could do this with bash aliases etc but I want something more UI friendly)

Thanks for any help
Once it's mounted, just drag the icon to the sidebar in Finder.
QUOTE Thanks
rickcr

 
Member Since: Sep 09, 2007
Posts: 25
rickcr is on a distinguished road

rickcr is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
Once it's mounted, just drag the icon to the sidebar in Finder.
The problem is I have several of them and you can't rename them so all I see is the IP addresses and I often don't want to mount all of them anyway.

I think I found a solution that seems to work:
1) Copy your smb://{ip} url into TextEdit
2) highlight the url from textedit and drag into finder into a directory of your choice (I made one called Network Connections)
3) Rename the *.inetloc file that was created to one that makes sense

Now you can connect to the machines by just double clicking the alias in Finder
QUOTE Thanks
Lifeisabeach

 
Lifeisabeach's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 30, 2007
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 6,843
Lifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i3 (mid-2010) + OS 10.9; TV 3; iPhone 5S; iPad 4

Lifeisabeach is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickcr View Post
The problem is I have several of them and you can't rename them so all I see is the IP addresses and I often don't want to mount all of them anyway.

I think I found a solution that seems to work:
1) Copy your smb://{ip} url into TextEdit
2) highlight the url from textedit and drag into finder into a directory of your choice (I made one called Network Connections)
3) Rename the *.inetloc file that was created to one that makes sense

Now you can connect to the machines by just double clicking the alias in Finder
Great solution! Thanks for sharing.
QUOTE Thanks
rickcr

 
Member Since: Sep 09, 2007
Posts: 25
rickcr is on a distinguished road

rickcr is offline
It's still not perfect though because you'll end up with the IP showing up in finder (under shared) after you connect - not the alias you named it. It does help you figure out which machine you want to connect by a name, but once your connected to them it's not really easy to know which machine is which (unless you remember the IP addresses.)

(Typically I'll just leave the finder window open that made the connection so I can usually tell by the directory contents which machine I want - but this requires cycling through your finder windows.)
QUOTE Thanks
Lifeisabeach

 
Lifeisabeach's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 30, 2007
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 6,843
Lifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond reputeLifeisabeach has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i3 (mid-2010) + OS 10.9; TV 3; iPhone 5S; iPad 4

Lifeisabeach is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickcr View Post
It's still not perfect though because you'll end up with the IP showing up in finder (under shared) after you connect - not the alias you named it. It does help you figure out which machine you want to connect by a name, but once your connected to them it's not really easy to know which machine is which (unless you remember the IP addresses.)

(Typically I'll just leave the finder window open that made the connection so I can usually tell by the directory contents which machine I want - but this requires cycling through your finder windows.)
You really need a 3rd-party tool. I would recommend Transmit (it has some REALLY cool features!), but it doesn't seem to be able to connect to SMB mounts. Forklift might fit the bill.
Download ForkLift for Mac - Powerful file manager: FTP, WebDAV, S3, Bluetooth, more. MacUpdate.com
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Backing up OS | MBP back up / migration? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
color on the terminal zero17 OS X - Development and Darwin 25 05-02-2011 03:20 PM
ftp using built in "Connect to Server" Murlyn OS X - Operating System 1 11-27-2003 01:39 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?