Connect to a Linux Samba Share from your Mac

Writing by on Friday, 13 of March , 2015 at 7:48 pm

Pretty straightforward. If you don’t have a samba share here’s How to Create a Network Share Via Samba Via CLI (Command-line interface/Linux Terminal). So now you have a Samba Share on Linux.

Here’s a snippet of my /etc/samba/smb.conf that contains the Linux folder on my VM that I would like to access from the Mac. (In your Mac: it will show up under /Volumes/vm_codebase).
Of course you can ssh into your Linux env, but this is more like mounting onto your Mac.

path = /home/shivdev/codebase
available = yes
valid users = shivdev
read only = no
browseable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes

From your Mac. Open Finder : Go –> Connect to Server… –> smb://vm –> Chose vm_codebase

Now you will see it under /Volumes/vm_codebase and is accessible like a regular folder.

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Shivdev Kalambi is a Software Development Manager, previously a Principal Software Engineer at ArcSight/HP. With over 16 years' experience in software development, he's worked on several technologies and played different roles and contributed to all phases of projects. Non-tech activies include Ping-pong, Rock Climbing and Yoga at PG, Golf, Skiing, Swimming & a beer enthusiast.