About samba sharing

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by boilingpoint, May 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    May 18, 2011
    Hello, everyone.

    I have noticed that Mac OS X 10.7 Lion does not use samba but Apple's own implementation, SMBX. Here is the article.

    I have been using custom sharing by configuring /etc/smb.conf in earlier Mac OS X. But I cannot find any user-configurable file for this custom sharing in 10.7 Lion.

    Is there a method for this purpose in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion?
    Thank you in advance. :)
  2. mrapplegate, May 19, 2011
    Last edited: May 19, 2011

    macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    According to the article you linked to, yes the reason they switched is......
    "However, the Samba team has moved active development of the project to the more strict GPLv3 license, which prevents Apple from realistically using the software commercially."

    Sorry, you meant you are looking for an equivalent smb.conf in Lion. I'm not sure, but I'll look.
  3. macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Looks like any sharing and AFP and SMB settings are done all from the server app.
    You might want to post in the Server section of the Apple Dev forum to get a better answer if you can't fine tune your settings from the server app.

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