I can access the box using TELNET or running a MS Windows system under Parallels but I can't access the server under OSX. I have created Mshome under WINS and I have created the server under its adress. Does anybody have a good advice for me?
Thank you another succesful step but now yet there.
Until now I always tried to connect to an AFB now I tried the smb. It obviously connects and asks for login credentials. Guest does not work, root does not work. Any idea what I could use?
I don't know anything about OSX - have no mac.
I think, you need to have your mac in the same workgroup as is defined in smb.config on the box - inspect it.
Under windows we find the box in the filebrowser at network/workgroup/NAS/name_of_share - no login is needed here.
OSX is based on BSD and as so uses the samba set of tools to access windows shares, the same as is running on the ME1 (the ME1 will have a lower version but that doesnt matter)
The workgroup should make a slight bit of difference, this is a windows thing and only really applies to windows PCs.
You shouldnt need to use a user name or password if you have the folder on your box set to 'guest = ok' in the smb.conf file (most of the conf files are based on my conf file so should be set like that)
When it asks you for a username and password just click ok, dont type anything in, this sometimes happens on my samba shares on my linux machine here as I have a mixture of password protected shares but just clicking ok lets me in each time.
Hi, thank you for your support. I treid everything but in vain. Apple does not allow to login with empty user and password, the button is simply grey shaded and can't be used. I also tried to create a user (extern with PW otto) via Telnet. If I access the box via Telnet I can login as 'extern' but when I use the GUI it does also not work. The server is obviously there but don't let me in.
It is really funny because I can access via Telnet and I can access the box via emulated Windows XP under Parallels, all at the same time (if I want). Connection is there but Apple seems to not want to play with the box :-). Any further ideas?
Samba passwords (the ones you use to login to as a file server style) are different from system passwords.
To create a samba user you first have to create a system user (as I assume you already have) and then add it to the samba user set.
Here is a short guide: