Network Connections

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrfrosty, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. mrfrosty macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2005
    I switch to OSX a few months ago there is one thing I don't quite get.....

    When I am logged in I can connect to shares on my network and use them fine.....when I log out and back in they are do I make them persistant ? I appreciate they will most likely ask me to authenticate if I try to use them but that's fine......
  2. freiheit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2004
    MacOSX Hints can be your friend

    This is an issue of much debate. Some say it's easy to do (using tools such as OSX 10.4's Automator or any versions AppleScript) others say it's more difficult (requiring editing UNIX config files) but most people generally concur it can be done.

    I would suggest you stop by a site such as and search for something like "windows shares" or "windows sharing" or "smb" (which is the protocol Windows file sharing uses). This assumes you're connecting OSX to a Windows PC. If you're connecting to other Macs you might search for "bonour" or "apple shares", etc.
  3. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2005
    I think there is some application that does what you want, but not sure of the name, check out
  4. mrfrosty thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2005
    Then I call an end to the contraversy :) I have just found a nice and simple (what else with osx) way to do it.

    Mount the share through finder......then open preferences / accounts / login items.......then just drag the icon into it works a treat...

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