Mac os snow leopard (10.6) can't connect to ANY smb (windows/linux) fileshares. Other macs can connect just fine, so I know the problem is machine specific.

Go->Connect to server... select the volumes you want to mount step fails with: "You do not have permission to access the server."

username/password are correct. The command line tools also fail.


Might be a permission problem. Use disk utility to repair permissions on disk.

Or manually check /Volumes it should be set to: sudo chmod 1777 /Volumes/

On mac os x, especially snow leopard connecting to linux/bsd/windows servers this gets changed to 755 somehow. Of course smb client connecting can break in other ways.

  • hudlee

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