What's the purpose of the Servers alias?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by 7on, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. 7on macrumors 601

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    You know that "Servers" alias in the Network icon in the /Volumes/ dir. And all that's in is is YourMachineName.local which is an alias to your OSX booted volume. What else can be done with that "Servers" alias?

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  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    If someone else is in your local area network with Personal File Sharing turned on, their computer will show up there.

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  3. 7on thread starter macrumors 601

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    now this is weird, it has never ever done this for me and I have a B&W G3 on my network. In fact it has also never done this for me on Campus where there's about 20 or so Macs with PFS on. The names of course show up in the Network icon, but just my machine shows up in the Servers icon.
     

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I get exactly the same thing. All the machines on my network show up in the Network icon (didn't do that before 10.3.5), but only my machine shows up under Servers.
     
  5. Muskie macrumors 6502

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    As do I, my computer seems to be the only one that ever shows up in "Servers".
     
  6. Sneeper macrumors regular

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    I believe it shows shares you have already mounted. Try connecting to another machine listed in the Networks.. Once you have a volume mounted, does it show up under Servers?

    I can test this tomorrow at work if nobody has tested by then.
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I tried with a Windows share mounted - the Servers area is still the same.
     
  8. 7on thread starter macrumors 601

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  9. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Maybe it shows more 'official' servers that are validated at logon, like in some corporate environments. anyone in this situation that can verify what this does?

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  10. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I've only ever seen it populated with a FireWire link to another Mac.
     
  11. Sneeper macrumors regular

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    I'm at work and only have myself in my Servers alias.

    We have a mixed environment.. Samba, AFP, NFS servers.. Macs, windows, Linux, Irix.. A motley crue of machines all happily living together.. We have tuns of machines under our Network tab divided by different catagory.

    Oh well.
     

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