This document is meant to show how to set up OS X to mount your samba directory through the AFP Service. For mounting the directory through the samba protocol or general samba information please see this samba page.
To connect to your samba share you can use the «Connect to Server» option in Finder, or Command+k.
Once you have selected this a dialog will open prompting you for the server information. Enter the appropriate hostname:
afp1.eecis.udel.edu - Research afp1.acad.cis.udel.edu - CIS ACAD afp1.acad.ece.udel.edu - ECE ACAD
Also if you find yourself connecting on a regular basis, you can click the ‘+’ button in the dialog to add the server to your favorites list. If the server is not reachable make sure you are on the correct access point and have a valid IP address. Once OS X is able to reach the server it will prompt you for a username and password. If your local shortname is the same as your EECIS username you can keep the name field as it is, otherwise you will have to change that field to your EECIS username.
Assuming everything went okay your samba directory should be mounted and it should appear in the Shared section of Finder. By default OS X will mount the volume in /Volumes and it should look similar to:
sh-3.2# ls -l /Volumes total 8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 1 Oct 26 12:53 Macintosh HD -> / drwx------@ 6 achester staff 264 Oct 30 09:45 acad-samba-achester
Note: If you have recently upgraded from an older version to Snow Leopard you may need to log into the host you are mounting from and remove the .Apple directories. This is an issue with difference in the database formats being used to store the metadata of a file. Finder will re-create these directories and the information they contain once you do mount the directory.