Mac can't connect to Samba shares

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by mikes63737, May 28, 2011.

  1. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 (32-bit, Desktop) onto an older laptop to set up a file server for my house. From the command line, I created users and share folders and manually edited the smb.conf file.

    I can connect to every one of these shares using each share & username/password combination just fine from Windows 7. I can also connect to them using smbclient in Terminal. But if I try to use the Finder and Command-K to connect, I get an error saying "Invalid username or password" -- and I am sure the username and password are correct. This Mac is running OS 10.6.7.

    Any ideas what I can try next?
  2. Mactasia macrumors member


    Jun 10, 2011
    Are you entering the exact path of the share in to the 'Connect to a Server' dialog? For Example:


    and not just:


    You probably are. But it's worth asking the question.

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