293 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 9, 2006 12:30 AM by Mario_MM
Thank you for the link to the program, and I will install it if I have to, it's just that I don't like the idea of having to install third-party software for something that should be built into the operating system. I can't believe Apple would miss something as simple as this, where sharing an external volume is essentially point and click in Windows. What I'm asking for I suppose is the official "Apple" solution to this, but if SharePoints is the only way to do this sort of thing, then I guess that's what I have to do. Thank you.
With Windows file sharing enabled you have all the necessary software up and running. Windows file sharing is not part of the OS but provided by an application called "Samba", if you are fine with editing a config file then adding so called shares is simply a matter of adding a few lines.
The configuration is done in /etc/smb.conf, the first few lines of this file refer you to further documentation.
Read the documentation just to make sure that you don't share your files with everybody else on the network.
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