Does SMB share work with Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ataboc, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. ataboc macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    I have heard that it has been disabled.

    Is that true?
  2. ataboc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007

    Has anyone successfully used SMB share with 10.7?
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Pretty sure they removed samba in this was horribly out of date
  4. JacaByte macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2009
    But, now we can no longer use Windows shared folders, unless we use FTP, which is even more outdated.

  5. legendzm macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2010
    Not only does SMB work, but now there is DFS support too!!
  6. JacaByte macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2009
  7. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    SMB3, which Boxee and XBMC rely on, is no longer on Lion.

    You gotta manually install it, which is a pain, lots of Terminal codes.

    Search "install samba 3 boxee" on google, probably top result.
  8. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2010
  9. ataboc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007

    that's what i'll have to do.
  10. eeyoredragon macrumors member


    Apr 2, 2005
    They've got their own version of samba due to licensing constraints is what I've heard.

    I've definitely connected to samba shares from Lion.

    It's buggy though, but then I've always found Mac -> Windows connections via samba to be buggy.

    I haven't had the samba shares show up in the shared list yet. I've been having to manually connect to them via the smb:// url. But I've had to do this many times with previous versions of OS X, so it's not like this is something amazingly new.

    To suggest they've completely removed the only way to connect to windows shares is a bit silly though. I don't see how anyone could say that with a straight face.
  11. nadodave macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    Coronado, CA
    SMB issue

    I am having problems that seem to be SMB related. After Lion installation, my scanner cannot "see" my Mac on the network. Worked fine with Snow Leopard.
  12. jborko, Jul 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011

    jborko macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Works partially...

    I can see SMB shares from Lion on Windows computer or iPhone (using NetPortal app).
    I cannot see SMB shares on WDTVLive Player
    I cannot open any SMB shares from Windows on the Lion

    All of it worked in Snow Leopard.
    If anyone has a solution or workaround, please post here.
  13. tekksan macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    My $.02...

    When I upgraded my mac mini to Lion I could still access my Snow Leopard SMB shares on my iMac but when I upgraded my iMac to Lion I could no longer access the SMB shares from the mini anymore in Boxee. Turns out Lion uses a new version of SMB that the current version of Boxee doesn't understand yet. As a workaround I just mounted the shares on my mini into a local directory, e.g:

    mount -t smbfs //<username:<pwd>@<imac_IP>/<smb_share> /<local_dir>


    mount -t smbfs //user1:password@ /local_mounts/movies1

    then in boxee, I just add the local directory as a media source and boom...I'm back in business until Boxee adds support for this new version of SMB.
  14. Sykotic macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2009
    When I try doing this in Terminal it is giving me "usage" info on mount (it lists the various types of commands) as if what I'm typing in is unacceptable.

    mount -t smbfs //"user":"password"@""/content/local_mounts/media

    The above is what I put in with the exception that I altered the stuff above in quotes to be real stuff (i.e. instead of "user" I have wdtv, etc.)
  15. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    For me, my MBP is no longer showing up on my Win 7 machine, it used to work fine under SL after enabling sharing in system preferences. Anyone with the same issue?
  16. oBMTo macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2010
    SMB was painfully slow when trying to access NAS. Lion blows.
  17. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    No problems here using SMB to connect to Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, or NetApps. :confused:
  18. Sykotic macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2009
    I'll seriously PayPal $25 to anyone who can get my shares working. I've installed Samba3 but just need help getting the config file and auto-launch going so my WDTV Lives can hit the shares again.
  19. MartiNZ macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    No problems with SMB here - in fact it is more reliable than in SL and fewer massive delays loading folder contents. There is an amusing dialog that occasionally comes up saying it can't find the share, WHILE I am quite happily browsing it and -I- can find it. This has caused no ill effects thus far - touch aluminium.

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