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  1. #1
    adam6969
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    Sharing a folder on a macbook over the network
    Hello,

    I thought I would post this here first because I am very new to mac.

    What I want to do:
    be logged in as me
    share a folder over the network (I can't seem to specify a specific folder)
    have people access the folder using a user/pass other than mine.


    The problem I'm getting:
    I can only seem to share the "shared" folder
    I am used to being able to share folders with samba in linux, but it doesn't seem to work here.
    when people log on with a different user/pass they can't see the folder's that I want to share.


    Now it seems really hard to share a folder, which should be really simple with an os that has the power of freebsd behind it. It's something that I've taken for granted I guess when using windows and linux.

    Thanks for your help
    Adam

  2. #2
    adam6969
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    smb.conf
    Can anyone post a sample smb.conf file that works, so I can try that?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam6969
    Hello,

    I thought I would post this here first because I am very new to mac.

    What I want to do:
    be logged in as me
    share a folder over the network (I can't seem to specify a specific folder)
    have people access the folder using a user/pass other than mine.


    The problem I'm getting:
    I can only seem to share the "shared" folder
    I am used to being able to share folders with samba in linux, but it doesn't seem to work here.
    when people log on with a different user/pass they can't see the folder's that I want to share.


    Now it seems really hard to share a folder, which should be really simple with an os that has the power of freebsd behind it. It's something that I've taken for granted I guess when using windows and linux.

    Thanks for your help
    Adam
    G'day Adam, welcome to Mac-Forums!

    Apple have an article on their website regarding sharing more than the share folder:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106224

    ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam6969
    Can anyone post a sample smb.conf file that works, so I can try that?

    Thanks
    I'm no networking guru but is this what you're after:

    smb://ServerName/ShareName/

  5. #5
    adam6969
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8
    I'm no networking guru but is this what you're after:

    I checked out the link at apple about file sharing and all it suggests is to upgrade to os X server edition, for $499.99. Ya right!

    if you go into your terminal and change directory to /etc
    within that folder there is a file called smb.conf
    I am looking for the etire contents of that file.
    You can type:
    >cat /etc/smb.conf
    from anywhere in the terminal and it should spit out the contents. I'm thinking that mine might be screwed up.

    Thanks again.

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