1201 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 29, 2008 6:37 AM by Caleb Kingston
If users are on the local windows machine then "C:/path/..." will work, but if they're accessing it through the network then "\\servername\sharename\path\file" is how it's linked.
In the mac it's the same way. If "windows" file sharing is enabled then the slash-slash method will work if the users are on a windows PC. Otherwise, it will require the use of specific protocol prefixes in the address. For connecting via AFP (apple filing protocol -- the default and mac-native networking system) the following is the address to use:
Emailing this address to users who can get network access to the computer will allow them to click the link and connect. For example, my machine is called "Laptop" (ip address is 192.168.1.3) and I have a file called "textfile.txt" located in a "testfolder" in my "Public" directory (which is the shared directory that is readable by users other than myself). To send a link to that file I'd send the following:
Alternately I can link to it using the IP address as follows:
To connect to the same computer via windows networking (from a PC or Mac that has windows networking enabled), ensure you have windows networking turn on in your computer and the only difference in the address would be to use "smb" instead of "afp" in the addresses above. This is for NON-windows computers; since windows machines will not know what to do with "smb://servername...", and instead will require the "\\servername\..." notation.
This kind of works using 10.4.11, but if you already have the server volume mounted, MacOS X gives an error that you already have the volume mounted. Additionally, it doesn't open the file/folder. And on top of that, there is no way to send a link that contains spaces.
This is less than ideal in a server environment where users have persistent connections to volumes. One should be able to option-drag a file and/or File..., Attach file link... and have it be recognized (at least by Mail) as a valid link.
Does Leopard improve upon this?