Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 10:35 PM (in response to Micheal LeVine)
Apple stopped using the open source version of SAMBA in Lion and introduced their own implementation. This change stopped many devices from connecting to the Mac due to authentication differences.
So, as you have read, many users have resorted to using 3rd party utilities like SMBUp to get their devices connected to their 10.7 and 10.8 Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to PAHU)
I just want to make sure I understand your reply -- by switching FIlesharing via AFP->OFF and Windows sharing via SMB->ON, I can now connect from my android device. However, I cannot get past the login dialog. All attempts to enter my password and username result in failure. Is this what you mean by authentication? I am a bit confused because you used "connecting" and "authentication" together.
Thanks in advance for clarifying.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 1:24 PM (in response to Micheal LeVine)
Yes. The issue with the new SMB is authentication. You will be able to browse to the shared folder on the Mac but you will fail to see the contents or write to the folder.