Server Help

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  1. ian-frs macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to connect to my server away from the office on my mac and it will not just let me connect to the server when I type in it's IP address. The server pings so I know that I can access it. I was wondering if there is a way to search IP addresses in OS X like you can in windows.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Some work places block those connections. I know I can't FTP, SSH, etc. to my server at home from work. That's be the first thing to check.

    Also depends on your setup at home. Are you connecting to a router's IP address, and if there's a router is it setup to forward certain ports to the machine you want to "talk" to?
     
  3. ian-frs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was given a router from the office that is set up so I can work from home. I can connect to the server if i search for it in windows and map out the drive that way. I have no been able to find a way to search for it in OS X so I have no way of doing any work besides sitting on my POS windows machine. I know that their sever can FTP, SSH because I am not the only person working out of my house. I tried to work it out with the IT guys but they are clueless when it comes to OS X.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Ahh, I had it backwards in what you were doing. I thought you were at work and connecting to your home, but sounds like it's the opposite. Still not exactly sure how things are setup, but one way to browse is,

    from Finder > Go menu > Connect to Server > Browse.

    This will generally bring up a Finder window selecting the Network. From here you'll see a list of Work Groups. You should be able to traverse the folders as need be. I've only done this for local networks at home though so not sure how much of it applies to what you're doing. Rather than browsing you can also put in a IP address, though it sounds like that didn't work for you.

    You can also try changing the Mac's workgroup name to your work's workgroup name, which may help it find it. To do this,

    Applications > Utilities > Directory Access > highlight SMB/CIFS > Configure > Type in name
     
  5. ian-frs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was able to connect to the server with Applications > Utilities > Directory Access > highlight SMB/CIFS > Configure > Type in name, but it still will not let me access the drives on the server. This is starting to get on my nerves. I am about to just give up and and get a bigger HD for this comp and install windows via boot camp so I can get some work done.
     

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