i would say that OS X networking sucks

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i've come to realize that it sucks.

    maybe i'm just doing things wrong, but i have a hell of a time with it occasionally.

    ok, i can connect to a share on my windows machine over airport
    however, if i disable airport and plug in ethernet, i goto connect to the share via network ->workgroup->computer->
    it gives me the error that it couldn't find the alias

    obviously you'd think that there would be something wrong with the ethernet connection. nope. i can ping the computer. i can even remote desktop into it. i just can't connect to the share
     
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    i just got an idea. maybe it has something to do with keychain access?
    maybe i have the correct login info in keychain for wifi, but not for ethernet?

    but it won't even let me enter a password, it just says that it can't find it...even though it's right there

    changed the password and username in keychain to the correct one (for some reason it had an old username)...still doesnt work
     
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    well, i figured out the problem

    you can't (or at least my macbook can't) connect to a share over ethernet if airport is turned off
    you can see the computer hosting the share, but can't login if airport is turned off

    i really really really hope that leopard will fix some of the networking glitches within os x
     
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    I have endless problems connecting to windows shared folders and printers with OS X, but the fact that it supports them at all is a bonus as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    true true, however with linux running samba, i have less problems connecting to a windows share than i do with os x

    i dread seeing that spinning color wheel
     
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    I've had no problems whatsoever. Initially it took a second to set it up, but after that it has worked great for years. My only problem I encountered was setting up my network printer when I kept getting Samba errors, but that was fixed with a simple change of the keychain.
     
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    Well we all know how well windows supports Apple users. :hsugh:

    My network of an iMac, an iBook and an Xbox with APX works perfectly, though.
     
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    couldnt find the alias? did you make a shortcut?

    are you connecting by computer name or IP address?
     
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    what? thats crazy talk.

    I know for a fact I can do that on my pbg4.
     
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    i have a WinXP box which I can connect to fine, wired or wireless. I actually tossed samba on the linux box for appletalk (well, it actually runs both).
     
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    no shit its crazy talk...but true

    how do you connect by ip or name?
    in windows it was \\servername\ in the run box, i'm not sure how to do that in os x
     
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    smb://hostname

    that works for me.
     
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    well i connect to my pc by hitting cmd+k, then smb://johnpc/d$

    you can replace the servername with an IP (it is possible that the name resolution is screwey, but it never has been for me).
     
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    Do you get the same IP address when connecting over Airport as you do on Ethernet? Generally that is the problem I've seen when people switch between connection types.
     
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    wow it got gahey in here.
     
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    hmm lets see. we have a linux computer serving files via a backwards engineered protocol used for windows computers, and a mac also trying to talk this way... seems logical. This is why I run appletalk (as well as samba) on my file-server-majigga, its supported much better in mac than smb. You also get some cool features like mounts not disconnecting when you shut the lid of your laptop etc, even file transfers will keep going after you wake up the mac :noes:
     

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