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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:05 pm    Post subject: How to share a folder? Reply with quote

OK, what's the easy way to share a folder on the network in Tiger? I'm assuming there's something that's the equivalent of right-clicking a folder in Windows and picking "Sharing" and turning it on, but I can't find it. "Windows Sharing" and "Personal File Sharing" and such are turned on in System Preferences, and my home directory is shared OK, but I need to share other things as well. I'm sure I can open a terminal window and type "pico /etc/smb.conf" and edit by hand or something, but I'm hoping there's something user-friendlier.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What type of computer are you trying to access it on? I have a Wintel laptop and Mini. I network them together by just activating Windows Sharing. I then just type in "//192.168.0.106" into Explorer and i'm connected. I don't think it just shares your home drive because I believe I've gotten access to the rest of the computer, but I could be wrong.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other computers in the network are running Windows XP or 2003. I can map to my home directory in Explorer by mapping a drive letter to \\mini\grandall. That part works fine. I have another folder on the mini (actually, on the external FireWire drive) called "Stuff" that I want to map to a different drive letter as \\mini\stuff. There's got to be an easy way to do that, but I'm not finding it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SharePoints seems to be the software you want to use to do this. I have confirmation on it working in Tiger. I know there's an option to do it in OS X besides editing /etc/smb.conf, but my Mini is currently naked in front of me.
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