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Nov
13
comment Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect
Actually, I found that on a apple forum entry somewhere that the person got their networking to work on the mac by putting all of the ip's of every win box into the WINS entry and they were able to resolve.
Nov
9
comment Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect
It's weird that as soon as I put the IP address of the NAS as a WINS server, it instantly connects. Seems that the connection is based solely on WINS. I looked at the smb.conf file, and WINS is the last in the order of lookups (name resolve order = lmhosts bcast host wins).
Nov
7
comment Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect
Not sure if this is a clue or not, but the Console->Samba Logs have a ton of entries in the nmbd section. However, the mac mini (which connects fine) has no entries for Samba at all. Is there something to the way OS X uses samba that is acting different on the 2 computers?
Nov
7
comment Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect
On more thing to note, the nmblookup command returns the correct ip when I use 'nas', but fails to find 'nas.local'.
Nov
7
comment Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect
Thanks for the info, Theo. The arp command returns 'unknown host' for the NAS box, but so does the mac mini so that doesn't seem to matter. Oddly enough, the nmblookup command does return the correct IP address of the NAS. You're right about putting in a hosts entry, but since the mac mini 'just works' I'm really trying to track down the root problem with the iMac not connecting.
Nov
7
comment Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect
Thanks Daniel, have tried that as well to no avail.